WASHINGTON (CNN) – U.S. Capitol Police shot and killed a man Wednesday afternoon near the Capitol campus, a police spokeswoman said.
According to spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider, the man fled in his vehicle after Capitol police stopped him for a routine traffic stop.
As he drove away, the man struck an officer, who was injured, she said.
The man then drove the wrong way down a one-way street. At some point, he produced a weapon and ignored police commands to drop it, according to Schneider. Police then shot the suspect, killing him, she said.
She did not identify the suspect.
The shooting, which occurred shortly after 5 p.m., drew emergency vehicles to the area around the Capitol building and caused police to temporarily seal some entrances to the complex.
An e-mail sent from Capitol police to all staff members of the House of Representatives said the incident was "isolated" and was "unrelated to the security of the Capitol Complex."
It added, "All buildings are open under normal operations."
(Updated at 6:50 p.m. EDT with additional information.)