UPDATE: A car chase that began at the White House ended when a woman driver was shot and killed near the U.S. Capitol, which led to a lockdown of the building, authorities said.
The incident began when a black vehicle was reported as strinking the barricades at the White House. When police intervened, a chase ensued, ending near the U.S. Capitol with gunfire.
When the black sedan neared the Capitol, shots were fired, and the vehicle ran into a police car. One police officer was injured, and taken to a nearby hospital. He was not shot, but rather injured in the crash.
The registered owner of the vehicle is reported to be 34-year-old Miriam Carey, of Stamford, Conn. Investigators believe the driver was the registered owner, and authorities were running fingerprint analysis to confirm her identity. The woman had a child who was about 1-year-old with her.
The child is thought to be uninjured.
Police and security floorded the area, and the Capitol was put on a lockdown, which has since been lifted. The lockdown lasted for less than an hour.
So far, there has been no tie to terrorism.
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