Capitol Hill: Woman did not fire at police

Authorities filled in some of the details during a press conference

Topics: Capitol Hill shooting, Investigation, White House, Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.,

Capitol Hill: Woman did not fire at police (Credit: AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

NBC reported that the victim was a 34-year old woman who lives in Connecticut.

The incident began after the unarmed woman attempted to breach an outer ring of White House security in her car.

In a multi-agency press conference, authorities said the woman hit and wounded an officer before leading police on a high-speed chase toward Capitol Hill. The officer she hit is doing well.

Shots were fired by authorities after the suspect rammed into a Secret Service vehicle and then later after the suspect’s car crashed.

Police are not releasing any additional information about the woman. The child in the car was 1 year old. There is no apparent connection to international terrorism.

Alex Halperin is news editor at Salon. You can follow him on Twitter @alexhalperin.

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