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U.S. Capitol chase and lockdown

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A woman with a one-year-old girl led United States Secret Service and police on a harrowing car chase from the White House past the Capitol Thursday, attempting to penetrate the security barriers at both national landmarks before she was shot to death, police said.

  • In a still image from video provided by Alhurra Television, a black Infiniti speeds near the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Thursday.

    Alhurra Television / The Associated Press

    In a still image from video provided by Alhurra Television, a black Infiniti speeds near the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Thursday.

  • A U.S. Capitol police officer lies on the steps of the Senate with a gun drawn in response to a report of shots fired Thursday. The entire complex was locked down.

    Alex Leary / The Associated Press

    A U.S. Capitol police officer lies on the steps of the Senate with a gun drawn in response to a report of shots fired Thursday. The entire complex was locked down.

  • Emergency personal help an injured person after a shooting on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

    Evan Vucci / The Associated Press

    Emergency personal help an injured person after a shooting on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

  • Emergency personal wheel an injured person away from the scene.

    Evan Vucci / The Associated Press

    Emergency personal wheel an injured person away from the scene.

  • Capitol Hill police officers inspect a vehicle after the collision and shooting.

    Charles Dharapak / The Associated Press

    Capitol Hill police officers inspect a vehicle after the collision and shooting.

  • A damaged Capitol Hill police car is surrounded by crime scene tape on Constitution Avenue near the U.S. Capitol.

    Evan Vucci / The Associated Press

    A damaged Capitol Hill police car is surrounded by crime scene tape on Constitution Avenue near the U.S. Capitol.

  • A U.S. Capitol police car sits wrecked in the street as an officer surveys the scene.

    Olivier Douliery / MCT

    A U.S. Capitol police car sits wrecked in the street as an officer surveys the scene.

  • A wrecked U.S. Capitol police car blocks Constitution Avenue NW.

    Charles Dharapak / The Associated Press

    A wrecked U.S. Capitol police car blocks Constitution Avenue NW.

  • Evidence markers are placed near a Capitol police car.

    Charles Dharapak / The Associated Press

    Evidence markers are placed near a Capitol police car.

  • Heavily armed police secured the scene following the incident.

    Olivier Douliery / MCT

    Heavily armed police secured the scene following the incident.

  • A police helicopter sits on the grass near the U.S. Capitol.

    Olivier Douliery / MCT

    A police helicopter sits on the grass near the U.S. Capitol.

  • Inside the U.S. Capitol, police locked down hallways.

    Melina Mara / The Washington Post

    Inside the U.S. Capitol, police locked down hallways.

  • Heavily armed Capitol police guard the east front of the U.S. Capitol plaza area.

    Melina Mara / The Washington Post

    Heavily armed Capitol police guard the east front of the U.S. Capitol plaza area.

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