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Woman who hit Capitol police cruiser to appear in court

  • The two vehicles involved in an incident on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, wait to be towed away. A woman described as "erratic and aggressive" drove a vehicle into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser near the Capitol and was taken into custody, police said. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    The two vehicles involved in an incident on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, wait to be towed away. A woman described as "erratic and aggressive" drove a vehicle into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser near the Capitol and was taken into custody, police said. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)  (The Associated Press)

  • A vehicle involved in an incident is seen at the U.S. Botanic Garden on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. A woman described as "erratic and aggressive" drove a vehicle into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser near the Capitol and was taken into custody, police said.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    A vehicle involved in an incident is seen at the U.S. Botanic Garden on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. A woman described as "erratic and aggressive" drove a vehicle into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser near the Capitol and was taken into custody, police said. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Capitol Hill Police vehicle involved in an incident is towed on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. A woman described as "erratic and aggressive" drove a vehicle into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser near the Capitol and was taken into custody, police said. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    A Capitol Hill Police vehicle involved in an incident is towed on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. A woman described as "erratic and aggressive" drove a vehicle into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser near the Capitol and was taken into custody, police said. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)  (The Associated Press)

A 20-year-old woman described as "erratic and aggressive" who drove a vehicle into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser is scheduled to make her first appearance in court.

Taleah Everett is expected to appear in federal court Thursday afternoon.

Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Malecki said that shots were fired during the incident Wednesday, but the event appeared to be criminal in nature with "no nexus to terrorism." No one was injured, and the Capitol remained open. Streets in the area were closed for nearly three hours.

Malecki said police attempted to stop Everett but she fled, nearly hitting officers and striking at least one other vehicle. A brief pursuit followed. Malecki said shots were fired "during the attempt to arrest the suspect," but declined to elaborate further.