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Everything We Know About Miriam Carey, The Woman Killed After A Car Chase On Capitol Hill

As of Thursday night, we have more questions than answers as to why a 34-year-old dental hygienist engaged with police and the Secret Service on the steps of the Capitol building.

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Thursday afternoon, 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 building.

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A motive for Carey has yet to be released but Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine told reporters they did not believe it to be an act of terrorism.

This appears to be the vehicle that crashed in police station at 2nd/Constitution #capitolhillshooting

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This appears to be the vehicle that crashed in police station at 2nd/Constitution #capitolhillshooting

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Carey's daughter was in the car when it crashed after her chase with Capitol Police, but she was uninjured. She is believed to be between 2 or 3 years old.

After Carey was identified, Stamford police descended upon her home in Connecticut.

Are you following @MagEGordon? She's at Woodside Green, possible home of #CapitolShooting suspect. #Stamford

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Are you following @MagEGordon? She's at Woodside Green, possible home of #CapitolShooting suspect. #Stamford

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According to the Stamford Advocate, police brought a bomb squad with them.

Police outside Woodside Green in Stamford.

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Police outside Woodside Green in Stamford.

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Police are using a small robot to enter a condo at the complex.Federal agents showed neighbors a photo of the suspect, but did not identify the woman, according to neighbors. Residents of the complex are not being allowed to reenter their homes.Stamford police and FBI agents converged on the scene. Two plain clothes officers escorted a woman into the building and emerged a short time later, the woman carrying a small white dog.

Update — Oct. 3, 11 p.m. ET: Family spokesman confirms the name of the suspect is Miriam Carey.

Family spokesman confirms to ABC News the name of the suspect that attempt to ram the White House gates has been identified as Miriam Carey

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Family spokesman confirms to ABC News the name of the suspect that attempt to ram the White House gates has been identified as Miriam Carey

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The Washington Post reports Carey had postpartum depression:

"She had post-partum depression after having the baby" last August, said the woman's mother, Idella Carey.

She added, "A few months later, she got sick. She was depressed. ... She was hospitalized."

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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