Washington Shooting Update: Woman Dead

    October 3, 2013

WASHINGTON — The United States Capitol was locked down for about a half-hour on Thursday afternoon after law enforcement officers shot and killed a woman who had been chased there in her car from the White House, law enforcement officials said.

The woman, who has yet to be identified by authorities had “attempted to pass a barricade” near the White house said Kim Dine, the chief of the Capitol Police, and struck an officer in the process.

In the process, officers as well as security guards tried to stop the woman from continuing on.

The woman was shot shortly after in attempts to stop the vehicle. After having approached and evaluating the scene, officials said there was also a child in the car.

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