Reports of shots fired in Capitol Hill incident

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A woman, center, is taken into custody on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Police say a driver struck a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser near the U.S. Capitol and was taken into custody. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON (AP) – Police are responding to an incident near the U.S. Capitol grounds, and a witness says shots were fired.

Police say an erratic driver was stopped near the Capitol Hill district. They say hots may have been fired.

A car was stopped at a checkpoint Wednesday morning, according to the witness, and police ordered a woman driving a vehicle to stop.

The driver was arrested and no one was hurt.

Police say the incident appears to be criminal, not terrorism.

It is being described as a traffic stop.

Traffic was blocked on a short stretch of local streets just South of the Capitol.

The witness, on Capitol Hill to visit lawmakers, declined to permit her name to be used.

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