A U.S. Capitol Police officer on a motorcycle was hit by a van and airlifted to a hospital with injuries Wednesday, the police department said.
The officer was hit just before 3 p.m. at Washington Avenue and C Street SW, south of the U.S. Capitol, the department said.
"Two USCP motorcycle officers were traveling south on Washington Avenue when a white van traveling north attempted to cut across traffic towards the freeway on-ramp and struck one of the officers while he was on his motorcycle," police said in a release.
The injured officer was conscious and breathing when he was airlifted to the hospital.
The driver of the van remained on the scene and was arrested for driving without a valid permit.
“There is no nexus to any type of domestic terrorism and no threat to the Congressional Community or the Capitol Complex,” Capitol Police said.
Debris was scattered at the crash scene and the officer’s motorcycle was on its side. A white van with damage to the front end was parked nearby.
Streets in the area were closed.
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