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Two arrested after car crashes into reflecting pool near U.S. Capitol

Two men are under arrest after they led D.C. police on a brief car chase and crashed their car into a reflecting pool near the U.S. Capitol early Tuesday.

Police attempted to pull over the car for a routine traffic stop shortly before 3 a.m. in the 1100 block of North Capitol Street. But instead of stopping, the driver of the white 1996 BMW sedan sped off. After a brief chase, the driver lost control of the car and crashed in Lower Senate Park, which is across Constitution Avenue from the Capitol. No one was injured in the crash, police said.

The car ended up partially submerged in the park’s reflecting pool, near the intersection of Louisiana Avenue and D Street NW. It is not yet clear what damage may have occurred to the park grounds or the reflecting pool.

After the crash, police arrested two adult men who were in the car. Police were not able to immediately verify what charges the men will face, although a spokesman said officers recovered a weapon from the car.

Authorities removed the car from the pool Tuesday morning after conducting an investigation.

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