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UPDATE: Suspect dead after car tries to ram White House barrier, leads police on chase

UPDATE:  A woman is dead after trying to ram her car through a White House barricade.

Capitol cops were quickly in pursuit with gunfire ringing out all the way to the U.S. Capitol building, where it came to an end.

Buildings were locked-down and visitors and employees ran for cover.

Sources tell CBS News a woman tried to ram her car through a White House barricade Thursday. 

Police then chased the woman about a mile to Capitol Hill, where Secret Service agents shot and killed her.  

The chase was captured on camera as police surrounded the car with their guns drawn, then the car backs up and speeds off

A Capitol Police Officer was injured during the chase

There was a massive police response and Capitol Hill was temporarily locked down.

House and Senate members who were in the middle of debating about the government shutdown were told to shelter in place and stay away from windows.

Mark Craddock is a furloughed government worker from Virginia. He and his wife Teresa came to Washington to talk to their Congressman. Then, they got caught up in this,

I kind of dropped down to my knees and looked at my husband, like where do we go? Teresa stated. 

The car sped down that street and all the response vehicles were right behind it, and then what sounded like an explosion, Mark added.

Police have not said why the woman struck the White House barrier. They also have not released her identity.
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Sources tell CBS News a woman tried to ram her car through a White House gate today. Police then chased the woman approximately a mile to Capitol Hill where Secret Service agents shot the woman. A Capitol police officer was injured following the chase.



WASHINGTON (AP) - A law enforcement official says a shooting at the United States Capitol is related to a vehicle that tried to ram a security barricade at the White House.

The official says a driver tried to drive through a barricade that blocks the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House to vehicles. The driver then proceeded down Pennsylvania Avenue to Capitol Hill, where shots were fired.The official was not authorized to publicly discuss the incident by name and insisted on anonymity.

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Police say the U.S. Capitol has been put on a security lockdown amid reports of possible shots fired outside the building.
People standing outside the Supreme Court across the street from Congress were hurried into the court building by authorities.

U.S. Capitol police said they had received reports of gunshots and one police officer has been injured.

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