360° Coverage : A wild car chase and a lockdown amid US shutdown

11 Updates
A wild car chase and a lockdown amid US shutdown
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

A wild car chase and a lockdown amid US shutdown

Oct 4 2013, 12:00am CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) Amid a government shutdown, a woman with a one year-old girl led police on a wild car chase from the White House to the US Capitol before being shot and killed, forcing a short-lived lockdown of the legislative complex.

Washington, Oct 4 — Amid a government shutdown, a woman with a one year-old girl led police on a wild car chase from the White House to the US Capitol before being shot and killed, forcing a short-...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

49 weeks ago

A wild car chase and a lockdown amid US shutdown

Oct 4 2013, 12:00am CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) Amid a government shutdown, a woman with a one year-old girl led police on a wild car chase from the White House to the US Capitol before being shot and killed, forcing a short-lived lockdown of the legislative complex.

Washington, Oct 4 — Amid a government shutdown, a woman with a one year-old girl led police on a wild car chase from the White House to the US Capitol before being shot and killed, forcing a short-lived lockdown of the legislative complex.

Thursday's incident that officials said was not an accident, but apparently also not part of any larger or organized terrorist plot, sent shockwaves through the American capital coming as it did just two weeks after the Navy Yard shooting that claimed 12 lives.

The chase began around 2:15 p.m. when the woman rammed the outer gate at the White House with her Black Infiniti sedan and then sped down Pennsylvania Avenue towards the Capitol Hill, police said.

Dramatic video taken minutes later near the US Capitol showed the vehicle backing into a police vehicle before the chase resumed. Gunshots rang through the traffic circle. The motorist was shot by police just a few blocks away.

The woman identified as Miriam Carey, 34, a dental hygienist from Stamford, Connecticut, had a 1-year-old child inside and apparently was unarmed. But her car itself became a weapon, police said.

House and Senate sessions were immediately suspended, with legislators ordered to take cover and keep away from windows. Police also closed Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House.

Security perimeters at the White House and Capitol worked, DC Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier told reporters. "They did exactly what they were supposed to do," she said.

A Capitol Police officer whose vehicle crashed during the chase also was hurt, authorities said. The officer was released from a local hospital Thursday night. The Secret Service did not release information about its injured agent.

President Barack Obama was briefed on the situation, which occurred on the third day of a government shutdown due to a stalemate in Congress over government funding.

"The timing on this was really kind of scary," Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold told CNN. "Capitol Hill police are at a lower personnel level because of the shutdown."

Authorities lauded the action of police, some of whom aren't being paid because of the government shutdown and will receive their pay checks only after the government reopens.

(Arun Kumar can be contacted at arun.kumar@ians.in)

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

5 hours ago

ABC And NBC Ignore Foley And Sotloff Family Bombshells

Sep 17 2014 9:36pm CDT | Source: Big Government

In response to Sotloff Spokesman: Obama White House 'Bullied And Hectored' Family (Video): For the past week, both the Sotloff and Foley families have been very vocal in their criticism of the Obama administration's handling of their sons' kidnappings.  Various members of the families have appeared on Fox, CNN, and CBS to make shocking allegations about how they were treated by the Obama White House while ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
10

6 hours ago

Obama Promises Again Not to Send Ground Troops to Fight Militants

Sep 17 2014 8:41pm CDT | Source: NYT-Politics

White House sought to dispel growing confusion over exactly what role American soldiers are going to play on the battlefield in ...
Source: NYT-Politics   Full article at: NYT-Politics
 

 
Update
9

9 hours ago

Dems turn on Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Sep 17 2014 5:56pm CDT | Source: WND

(POLITICO) — Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is in a behind-the-scenes struggle with the White House, congressional Democrats and Washington insiders who have lost confidence in her as both a unifying leader and reliable party spokesperson at a time when they need her most. Long-simmering doubts about her have reached a peak after two recent public flubs: criticizing the White House’s handling of ...
Source: WND  Full article at: WND
 

 
Update
8

10 hours ago

Congressman: Don’t Trust Climate Scientists, They’re In It For The Money

Sep 17 2014 4:55pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

House Speaker John Boehner, left, performs a mock swearing in for Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. CREDIT: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak A very interesting exchange kicked off today’s House Science, Space, and Technology Committee hearing on the Obama administration’s plan to fight climate change, between Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN) and White House Science Adviser John Holdren. In it, th ...
Source: ThinkProgress   Full article at: ThinkProgress
 

 
Update
7

10 hours ago

Democrats turn on Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Sep 17 2014 4:46pm CDT | Source: POLITICO

She is in a behind-the-scenes struggle with the White House, Democrats and Was ...
Source: POLITICO   Full article at: POLITICO
 

 
Update
5

11 hours ago

Obama Tweets Message Against Scottish Independence Ahead Of Vote

Sep 17 2014 3:20pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

President Barack Obama reiterated his stance against Scottish independence with a tweet on Wednesday. Obama said he hopes the UK remains "strong, robust and united." The Scottish independence vote takes place Thursday, Sept. 18. The UK is an extraordinary partner for America and a force for good in an unstable world. I hope it remains strong, robust and united. -bo— The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 17, 2014 Obama first commented on the vote in June ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
4

12 hours ago

Democrats Turn on DNC Chief

Sep 17 2014 3:02pm CDT | Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz "is in a behind-the-scenes struggle with the White House, congressional Democrats and Washington insiders who have lost confidence in her as both a unifying leader and reliable party spokesperson at a time when they need her most," Politico reports. "Long-simmering doubts about her have reached a peak after two recent public flubs: criticizing the White House's handling of the border crisis and com ...
Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire   Full article at: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire
 

 
Update
3

14 hours ago

White House Celebrates 25th Anniversary Of National Recovery Month

Sep 17 2014 12:57pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

The White House Drug Policy Office is hosting an event Wednesday to honor the 25th Anniversary of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. A panel at the event includes Mayor of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, Tim Willson; NFL Hall of Fame member Cris Carter; former Washington Post reporter Ruben Castaneda; and Arianna's daughter, Christina Huffington. ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
2

18 hours ago

Steven Sotloff Friend Says White House 'Bullied' Family, Did Little To Help

Sep 17 2014 9:06am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

A friend and spokesman for the family of murdered journalist Steven Sotloff told CBS News on Wednesday that the Obama administration did very little to help free Sotloff from the ISIS militants who ultimately beheaded him. Speaking to "CBS This Mornin," Barak Barfi said that the Sotloffs received a cold shoulder from the White House after Steven's capture in 2013. "We never really believed that the administration was doing anything to help us," he said. ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
1

19 hours ago

ISIS issues video challenge to Obama

Sep 17 2014 7:50am CDT | Source: WND

(NBC NEWS) ISIS issued a thinly veiled threat to the U.S. late Tuesday, releasing a Hollywood-style trailer that appears to warn of attacks against American forces in light of President Barack Obama’s pledge to “degrade and destroy” the terror group. The 52-second clip – the latest in a long line of well-produced propaganda videos – features slow-motion explosions and clips of attacks previously carried out against U.S. forces, including one of American ...
Source: WND  Full article at: WND
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Man found selling IS flags in Australia
Canberra, Sep 18 (IANS) A man in Australia was found selling flags of the terrorist group Islamic State (IS), media reported Thursday.
 
 
US lawmakers, Sikhs disappointed at basketball body's headgear decision
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Two US lawmakers and Sikh community bodies have expressed disappointment over International Basketball Federation's (FIBA) decision to allow athletes to wear religious headgear, such as patkas, only as part of a "trial period".
 
 
Pakistan's flood-hit to receive aid before Eid
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Under a chief minister's package for the flood-hit people of Pakistan's Punjab province, each family will be given a one-time financial aid before Eid al-Adha Oct 4.
 
 
Typhoon-triggered floods trap 395 students in China
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) A typhoon-triggered flood has trapped 395 students and teachers in China, officials said Thursday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Bangladesh Parliament regains authority to impeach judges
Dhaka, Sep 18 (IANS) The Bangladesh Parliament has passed a constitutional amendment to regain its power to impeach apex court judges. The bill was passed late Wednesday in the presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
'Smart' cars run greater risk of being hacked
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) The cars of the future will be safer, smarter and offer hi-tech gadgets but simultaneously the risk of car hacking is also growing, warns a road safety expert. "If someone hacks into a vehicle's...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Scottish referendum on independence commences
Edinburgh, Sep 18 (IANS) The Scottish independence referendum started Thursday as polling stations opened for voting on the question "Should Scotland be an independent country?" From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., ballots for...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Suffering from bipolar disorder? Practice yoga
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) Yoga practice may yield significant mental health benefits for people with bipolar disorder, a survey study suggests. Also known as manic-depressive illness, bipolar disorder refers to a brain...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Riot breaks out in Bolivian prison
La Paz, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Inmates at a Bolivian prison set sheets and clothes on fire to prevent authorities from searching for weapons, three days after a shootout between Bolivian and foreign-born inmates left four...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Beyonce and Jay Z 'have renewed their vows'
Beyonce and Jay Z have renewed their wedding vows in a ''romantic'' commitment ceremony, according to a report. The couple, whose relationship has been the source of much speculation over the last few months, have...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Ariana Grande has 'diva-like demands'
Ariana Grande has been accused of making diva-like demands on the set of a television project. The 'Bang Bang' singer is fast developing a reputation for being one of the most high maintenance figures in the...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Insulin pumps capable of saving lives: study
Vienna, Sep 18 (IANS) According to a study, the use of insulin pumps to improve therapy for Type 1 diabetes patients has provided positive results, including saving lives of patients. The study was revealed at the...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
15 confirmed killed in Nigeria suicide bomb attack
Abuja, Sep 18 (IANS) At least 15 people have been confirmed killed in a suicide bombing attack in Nigeria. Nigerian Commissioner of Police Aderinle Shinaba confirmed the incident at the Federal College of Education...
Read more on Politics Balla