THE NEWS DESK
The News Desk is a collection of news, notes and breaking items affecting the Fredericksburg community.
This image from video provided by Alhurra Television shows police with guns drawn surrounding a black Infiniti near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. A woman with a young child inside tried to ram through a White House barricade, then led police on a chase toward the Capitol, where police shot and killed her, witnesses and officials said. (AP Photo/Alhurra Television)
A damaged Capitol Hill police care is surrounded by crime scene tape after a car chase and shooting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. A woman driving a black Infiniti with a young child inside tried to ram through a White House barricade Thursday, then led police on a chase that ended in gunfire outside the Capitol, witnesses and officials said. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia’s police chief says the suspect who led police on a chase from the White House to the Capitol is dead.
Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier told reporters Thursday evening that shots were fired in two locations. Near the Capitol, police killed the woman driving the black Infiniti with a young child inside. She said the child, who is about a year old, is in good condition and in protective custody.
U.S. Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine said the incident is believed to be an isolated act unrelated to terrorism.
Tourists watched the shooting unfold on Constitution Avenue outside the Capitol as lawmakers inside debated how to end a government shutdown. Police quickly locked down the entire complex temporarily, and both houses of Congress went into recess.
Emergency personal wheel off an injured person after a shooting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. Police say the U.S. Capitol has been put on a security lockdown amid reports of possible shots fired outside the building. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)