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Suspect arrested by Secret Service following Northwest DC crash

The crash happened after the suspect fled a traffic stop, a Secret Service spokesperson said.

WASHINGTON — An early morning crash in Northwest D.C. led to a suspect being arrested by the United States Secret Service.

Secret Service uniformed division officers encountered a crash scene involving two cars in the 1100 block of Massachusetts Avenue Northwest just before 2 a.m., a spokesperson said.

The striking vehicle had previously been the subject of an attempted traffic stop by a uniformed division officer shortly before causing the accident, but fled the traffic stop. At no time did Secret Service officers pursue the vehicle, according to the Secret Service spokesperson

The spokesperson said the suspect and one other victim were taken to an area hospital for medical attention, and the suspect was arrested. Secret Service officials did not provide details about the severity of injuries in the crash.

Secret Service investigators say a handgun was subsequently discovered in the suspect's vehicle.

The suspect was charged with fleeing law enforcement in a motor vehicle, and causing an accident with injuries, as well as several gun charges.

This is a developing story. Stay with WUSA9 for the latest updates as they come in to our newsroom.

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