Thursday, October 3, 2013

Car Chase From White House To Capitol Ends With Suspect Dead reports on the woman who used her car to ram a security barrier and then led the police on a chase.

A chaotic car chase that began when a woman tried to ram a security barrier near the White House ended with the suspect being fatally shot near the U.S. Capitol, in an incident that put the Hill temporarily on lockdown and caused what one witness described as "mass panic." 

Police confirmed late Thursday that the suspect was killed, after being struck by officers' gunfire. 

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said officers acted "heroically." She said two officers were injured -- one from the U.S. Capitol Police, the other from Secret Service -- but "both will be okay." 

Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, also told Fox News that the woman originally tried to run down a Secret Service agent near the White House.

Though McCaul claimed the agent then fired on her, Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said no shots were fired at the White House. 

According to U.S. Capitol Police, its officer was injured in a related car crash. 

The chase and subsequent stand-off near the Capitol went down as lawmakers were debating under the dome about the partial government shutdown. Officials said it appears the incident had "no nexus to terrorism."

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