A woman who tried to force her car through a White House security fence Thursday afternoon was shot and killed by police after a 12-block chase past the Capitol, which was locked down for a half-hour, authorities said. The suspect — a dental hygienist
with a history of mental issues, according to sources — had an 18-month old daughter with her who was not hurt, police said. One Secret Service officer was struck by the woman's car, and a Capitol Police officer was injured when he slammed into a barricade
during the pursuit. The unidentified police officer was treated and released Thursday night from MedStar Washington Hospital Center. All the shots fired came from the officers involved in the pursuit, and the woman — identified as Miriam Carey, 34, of Stamford,
Conn. — did not have a gun, law-enforcement sources said. Advertise | AdChoices "She was using the car as a weapon," one source said.