WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Police in Washington say a car crashed into a reflecting pool near the U.S. Capitol after its occupants attempted to flee from police.
Police say that around 3 a.m. Tuesday they attempted to pull over the car for a routine traffic stop near Lower Senate Park, which is across Constitution Avenue from the Capitol. The driver of the vehicle led police on a short chase before losing control of the car.
Two men ran from car but were captured by police. Officers found a gun in the vehicle.
The car has been removed from the reflecting pool and taken away on a flatbed truck. The wreckage occurred near the intersection of Louisiana Avenue and D Street. It was not clear if there was any damage.
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