WASHINGTON (AP) -- Officials say the woman shot dead after attempting to drive past a White House security barrier and then leading officers on a chase toward the Capitol is a 34-year old from Connecticut.
She is Miriam Carey of Stamford. Carey had a 1-year-old girl in the car with her. The child wasn't harmed.
Washington D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier says she's confident the incident was not an accident. Capitol Police don't believe there was a terrorist link.
The woman's car at one point had been surrounded by police cars and she managed to escape, zipping around a traffic circle and past the north side of the Capitol. Video shot by a TV cameraman showed police pointing firearms at her car before she rammed a Secret Service vehicle and continued driving. Lanier said police shot and killed her a block northeast of the Capitol.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The District of Columbia's police chief says the suspect who led police on a chase from the White House to the Capitol is dead.
UPDATE (WKOW) --- According to ABC NEws the shooting on Capitol Hill began at the White House checkpoint Thursday.
Officers surrounded the woman's vehicle when she took off.
Multiple shots were fired by police.
The high speed chase ended when secret service shot the suspect and killed her.
A child was found in the suspect's vehicle and was not injured.
No identification was found on the woman, but the car's plates are from Connecticut.
An officer was injured in the pursuit when he hit a barrier.
The U.S. Capitol was shutdown for a time while the suspect's condition was unknown.
We will continue to update you as we get more information.
UPDATE (WKOW) --- ABC News reports that the shots fired were after a female attempted to ram the gate of the White House.
Sources tell ABC News the suspect rammed the gate and then fled to Capitol Hill where shots were fired.
The female suspect is reported dead and an officer injured according to ABC News.
Associated Press reports that the suspect condition is unknown.
A lockdown was put in place, but Associated Press is now saying the lockdown is over.
We will keep you posted on this story as we hear more.
WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- The U.S. Capitol has been put on security lockdown, according to police. There have been reports of possible shots fired.
People standing outside the Supreme Court across the street from Congress were taken into the court building by authorities.
U.S. Capitol police say they've gotten reports of gunshots and one police officer has been injured.
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