NWA Business Owner Recounts Shots Being Fired Near U.S. Capitol in D.C.

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Shots were fired near the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday  morning after a driver struck a capitol police cruiser.

Officials said it happened near the U.S. Botanical Gardens at the foot of Capitol Hill. The suspect is then accused of driving toward other officers who then opened fire.

The owner of Eureka Pizza, Rolf Wilkin, was just feet away from the incident. We caught up with Wilkin via Skype to find out what happened.

“Then we heard about five or six gun shots in rapid secession and then everybody; hundreds of well dressed people came running towards us. [And] then you had lots of policemen with guns and assault rifles out and so we kind of figured we knew what was going on. So, we were probably the calmest people there.,” Wilkin said.

Currently, there are no reports of any injuries.

The suspect was quickly apprehended and put into the back of a police van. An investigation is ongoing.

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