Terrifying Photos Of Police Swarming Capitol Hill After A Woman Allegedly Rammed Her Car Into A White House Barricade

Police shot and killed the suspect following a car chase on Capitol Hill. The suspect was later identified as a 34-year-old dental hygenist from Connecticut.

1. Updated:


A woman was shot and killed after she allegedly rammed into barricades near the White House and then led police on a chase toward the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, law enforcement officials said.

Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine said it appeared to be an isolated incident and not terrorism related. Dine said the suspect “attempted to pass a barricade” and later struck a Capitol Hill police officer with her car. Dine said the officer is in good condition.

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said the suspect was shot by police and pronounced dead. She was later identified in multiple reports as Miriam Carey, 34, a dental hygienist from Stamford, Conn.

Terry Gainer, Senate Seargent at Arms said a young child was in the car with the suspect. The 1-year-old is uninjured but was taken to the hospital, officials said.

The Capitol building was locked down for about 30 minutes following the reports of the gunshots.

2. Video of the police chasing the suspect, who was driving a a black Infiniti.

This is the unedited version of the Alhurra video.

10. Capitol Police issued the following advisory to staffers:


SHELTER IN PLACE. Gunshots have been reported on Capitol Hill requiring all occupants in all House Office Buildings to shelter in place. Close, lock and stay away from external doors and windows. Take annunciators, Go Kits and escape hoods; and move to the innermost part of the office away from external doors or windows. If you are not in your office, take shelter in the nearest office, check in with your OEC and wait for USCP to clear the incident. No one will be permitted to enter or exit the building until directed by USCP. All staff should monitor the situation. Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

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16. Capitol Police began herding visitors, lawmakers and reporters into security barriers.

17. Tourists were stopped and frisked without the use of metal detectors.

18. And taken inside the Capitol.

24. According to a White House official, the President has been briefed:


The President was briefed on the reports of gunfire on Capitol Hill this afternoon. White House staff are in touch with law enforcement and monitoring the incident. Questions about the security posture at the White House complex should be directed to the United States Secret Service.

27. A cop car was heavily damaged by barricades during the chase:

29. It is still unknown whether the woman driving the car was armed.

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30. A police officer was injured in the traffic accident but the injuries were not life threatening, officials said.

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