Apartment building temporarily evacuated after suspected hit-and-run driver strikes gas line

Police say the driver of an SUV struck an apartment building and ruptured its gas line causing early morning evacuations.

The accident happened around 4 a.m. in the 2300 block of Good Hope Court in Southeast D.C. Officers believe the vehicle was involved in a hit-and-run crash before entering the parking lot of the apartment complex. The vehicle then drove into structure and ruptured the line.

Several residents were evacuated from their homes for a short period of time. Many residents say a strong smell of gas filled the air.

FOX 5's Melanie Alnwick reports that police have taken at least one person into custody at the scene. It is unclear who that person is at this time.