DC police: We have to look at terrorism 'very closely' in truck crash that injured 5

Friday, June 09, 2017 10:18AM
One officer and two pedestrians are in critical condition, the other officer is in serious condition. D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham says a weapon was recovered from the suspect's vehicle.


WASHINGTON - Two police officers are among those were taken to a hospital after being struck by a pickup truck at a busy Washington DC intersection Thursday night.

Authorities say the officers were on bicycles when the truck swerved around a bus, striking them at 9 p.m.

A traffic aide and two pedestrians were also hit for a total of five victims.

One officer is listed in very critical condition. The others have non-life-threatening injuries.

D.C. Metro Police Chief Peter Newsham said a weapon was recovered from the suspect's vehicle.

When asked if he could rule out terrorism, Newsham replied, "We have to look at that very closely. We do not have a motive at this time."

Both the driver and another person in the vehicle were arrested.

Police spokeswoman Aquita Brown said in an email Friday that 22-year-old Brandon Figures-Mormon of Disputanta, Virginia, and his passenger, 23-year-old Dwayne Taylor of Prince George, Virginia, also face weapons charges.
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