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Identified man arrested for crashing a car into the Washington Monument barrier: police

A man has been arrested after allegedly crashing his car just outside the Washington Monument, missing several people who were walking around the landmark Saturday night, police said.

Jack Joseph Dessin, age 38, of New Jersey was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon (automobile) and destruction of government property, United States Park Police released in a statement.

No pedestrians were injured during the incident, which took place around 7:23 p.m., the United States Park Police said in a statement.

The unidentified driver suffered minor injuries and was arrested at the scene, the police said. The suspect was charged with attempted assault with a dangerous weapon (automobile) and is awaiting a court appearance as of Sunday morning.

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