Police officer attacked by woman carrying a baseball bat near US Capitol

A US Capitol Police officer was attacked on Friday morning by a woman carrying a baseball bat.

(CNN) -- A US Capitol Police officer was attacked on Friday morning by a woman carrying a baseball bat along First Street SW in Washington, Capitol Police said in a statement.

The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. ET. When police approached the woman, she became agitated and raised her bat. Officers tried to take the bat from her, and during the scuffle she bit one of the officers, according to Capitol Police.

Police identified the woman as 25-year-old Olivia Romero. Charges are pending.

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