Washington:There was horror on the Hill when a crazed Connecticut woman who tried to ram her way into the White House was shot and killed Thursday after leading police on a high-speed chase through the heart of Washington.
Two police officers were injured trying to stop Miriam Carey, but the year-old baby girl she took along on her death ride somehow survived, police said.
So far there are few answers on why Miriam Carey took police on a violent chase near the U.S. Capitol.
Investigators in the hours after the bizarre chase were baffled about why Carey went on a tear.
“I’m pretty confident this was not an accident,” said Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier.
But they also don’t think she was part of any terror cell.
“This appears to be an isolated incident,” said Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine. “There is no nexus to terrorism.”
The drama began around 2:20 p.m., officials said, after Carey — driving a black Infiniti — sped into the driveway leading to the White House and tried to breach security at 15th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. NW, officials said.
Thwarted by the concrete barriers and confronted by cops with their guns drawn, Carey spun the car around and hit the gas — knocking a Secret Service agent over the hood of the car as she sped away.