3 men charged after shots fired at officers near US Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three men have been charged after shots were fired at officers during a pursuit, prompting a brief lockdown of the U.S. Capitol and its office buildings.

Police said in a statement that Tuesday’s event did not appear to be a targeted attack on police.

In the statement Wednesday, police said officers responding to a report of a man with a gun pursued a vehicle to a tunnel near the U.S. Capitol, where someone fired from the passenger window at officers. The vehicle crashed and officers ultimately arrested three men: 19-year-old Keyante Edwards, 18-year-old Alpha Jalloh and 20-year-old Keith Jones.

According to officers’ statements in court documents, Edwards was the one who fired at officers, Jalloh was the driver, and Jones a passenger.

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