Report: Woman killed in DC chase had mental issues

October 04, 2013 / Written By The Five Staff
  • What we’ve learned about the mental health of the woman who was shot on Capitol Hill.

Report: Woman killed in DC chase had mental issues
The suspect in the high-speed chase between the White House and the Capitol Building was identified Friday by a law enforcement source as a dental hygienist from Connecticut with a history of mental issues.
The source identified the woman as Miriam Carey, 34, of Stamford, Conn. Carey tried to plow her car into a barricade at the White House, then led cops on a high-speed chase before being shot dead near the Capitol, according to reports.
Other reports suggest that she had a history of mental health issues.
Carey’s apartment in Stamford was swarmed by the FBI and various law-enforcement agencies   Thursday evening, with helicopters circling and a bomb squad ready, as they awaited a warrant to search the premises. 
Sources tell Fox News that the FBI is currently investigating how long the suspect was in Washington, DC and why she had travelled there from Connecticut.