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Woman dead after chaotic Capitol car chase

UPDATE:

A car chase that began with a vehicle crashing into a security barrier near the White House ended with gunshots fired near the U.S. Capitol earlier this afternoon.

CBS News' Bob Orr reports that a vehicle struck a barrier at 15th St. and Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., in front of the Treasury Building, one block from the White House. The driver, a woman, began driving erratically toward the Capitol with Secret Service officers in pursuit. A federal official tells CBS News that the pursuit was high-speed on Pennsylvania Ave. NW, a busy city street, and that the woman was weaving in and out of traffic and running red lights.

At 1st St. and Constitution Ave., NW, on Capitol Hill, she hit a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser with a policeman inside. That officer was injured and his injuries are not life threatening, according to the U.S. Capitol Police.

Shortly thereafter, near 1st St. and Constitution Ave., NE, she stopped her vehicle leaving a child behind in the car and attempted to flee the scene, according to the federal official. In the vicinity of 2nd or 3rd St. and Constitution Ave., NE, multiple officers fired multiple gunshots. The woman was hit by gunfire and died, Orr reports.


U.S. Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine told reporters that there is no information to indicate the incident was an act of terrorism or anything other than an isolated incident.

The U.S. Capitol was put on lockdown after the gunshots fired and the area was put on high alert. Those inside the Capitol were told to shelter in place until the order was lifted close to 3 p.m. There is still significant police activity around the building.



UPDATE:

A lockdown on the U.S. Capitol has been lifted after gunshots fired near the building put the area on high alert. According to other reports by staffers and reporters on the Hill, people were told to shelter in place until the order was lifted close to 3 p.m.. There is still significant police activity around the building.

CBS News' Bob Orr reported that a vehicle struck a retaining ballast near 15th St. and Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., one block from the White House. The driver, a woman, Orr was told by his sources, began driving toward the Capitol with police in pursuit. In the vicinity of 2nd or 3rd St. and Constitution Ave., N.E., there were gunshots fired. One person was apparently hit, Orr reported, and there might have been some injuries.

CBS News' Bill Plante said President Obama has been notified.

The Associated Press is citing unconfirmed reports that one police officer has been injured. U.S. Capitol Police will hold a news conference at 3 p.m. at 3rd St. and Constitution Ave., N.E.

According to CBS News' Alicia Budich, an announcement over the Capitol P.A. system said, "Gunfire heard on Capitol Hill. If you are in an office building shelter in place." Budich reported at 2:52 p.m. that people were able to exit the Capitol out of the South Door.

CBS News' Major Garrett also reports that that the section of Pennsylvania Ave. in front of the White House has been closed off. U.S. Secret Service told CBS News it was shut down in response to the reports of a shooting.



UPDATE: "The entire staff of Congressman Kevin Brady's office, including the congressman, is in lockdown, watching and praying and hoping that no one's injuries are serious," U.S. Representative Kevin Brady's spokeswoman Shana Teehan said.



CBS NEWS The U.S. Capitol went into lockdown after gunshots were fired outside of the building, Capitol Police confirm. According to other reports by staffers and reporters on the Hill, people are being told to shelter in place. There is significant police activity around the building.

Associated Press is citing unconfirmed reports that one police officer has been injured.

U.S. Capitol Police will hold a news conference at 3 p.m. at 3rd St. and Constitution Ave., NE.

According to CBS News' Alicia Budich, an announcement over the Capitol P.A. system said, "Gunfire heard on Capitol Hill. If you are in an office building shelter in place."

CBS News' Major Garrett also reports that that the section of Pennsylvania Ave. in front of the White House has been closed off.

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