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3 men charged after shots fired at officers near US Capitol

  • As police officers gather in the background, a car sits with its doors open near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 12, 2016. The U.S. Capitol and its office buildings were briefly locked down after District of Columbia police stopped the car about two blocks from the Capitol and took three people into custody, Police Chief Cathy Lanier told reporters at the scene. Lanier said one of the people inside the car fired at officers during the pursuit, and officers did not fire back. Lanier described the weapon as “a small machine gun” and said police recovered a large amount of ammunition. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    As police officers gather in the background, a car sits with its doors open near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 12, 2016. The U.S. Capitol and its office buildings were briefly locked down after District of Columbia police stopped the car about two blocks from the Capitol and took three people into custody, Police Chief Cathy Lanier told reporters at the scene. Lanier said one of the people inside the car fired at officers during the pursuit, and officers did not fire back. Lanier described the weapon as “a small machine gun” and said police recovered a large amount of ammunition. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)  (The Associated Press)

  • As police officers gather in the background, a car sits with its doors open near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 12, 2016. The U.S. Capitol and its office buildings were briefly locked down after District of Columbia police stopped the car about two blocks from the Capitol and took three people into custody, Police Chief Cathy Lanier told reporters at the scene. Lanier said one of the people inside the car fired at officers during the pursuit, and officers did not fire back. Lanier described the weapon as “a small machine gun” and said police recovered a large amount of ammunition. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    As police officers gather in the background, a car sits with its doors open near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 12, 2016. The U.S. Capitol and its office buildings were briefly locked down after District of Columbia police stopped the car about two blocks from the Capitol and took three people into custody, Police Chief Cathy Lanier told reporters at the scene. Lanier said one of the people inside the car fired at officers during the pursuit, and officers did not fire back. Lanier described the weapon as “a small machine gun” and said police recovered a large amount of ammunition. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)  (The Associated Press)

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.