WASHINGTON, D.C. — A woman died following a shooting near the U.S. Capitol Thursday afternoon.
The woman, with a child in her car, tried to ram a security barrier at the White House and then took off toward the capitol with police in pursuit. Shots rang out on the north side of the capitol a short time later and the woman was killed. The 1-year-old child inside the car was not injured.
The car was leased from another state and the woman had no identification on her. Reports indicate the woman may be 34-years-old and from Stamford, Connecticut.
Authorities say a Capitol Police Force officer was injured along with someone in a Secret Service car that hit a barrier near the capitol and flipped over. Both are reportedly doing okay.
The incident unfolded as lawmakers were debating a series of small spending bills inside the U.S. Capitol building, amid the ongoing partial government shutdown. The capitol complex was put on lockdown shortly before 2:30 p.m. The all-clear was given by 3:15 p.m.
All members of Congress were told they could return to their regular business when the lockdown was lifted.