Capitol Hill car chase: 9pm latest

As details emerge of an incident in Washington here is a look back at what is known so far:

  • A female driver is reported to have attempted to ram the security gates at the White House
  • The car was then pursued by police and security officers to Capitol Hill
  • A police car which attempted to block the path of the car was hit and an officer was injured
  • Shots were fired, however it is unknown at this time who opened fire
  • Police say a child was inside the car, they are believed to be uninjured but has been taken to hospital as a precaution
  • Police have a suspect in custody, however their condition is unknown and it is not clear if the suspect is the female driver
  • There have been multiple US media reports the female driver has died, however this has not been independently verified by ITV News

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