ABC NEWS: Attempt To Ram White House Gate Ends With Female Suspect Dead

Source: Jef Zeleny, Russell Goldman and Mike Levine / ABC News

An attempt to ram the White House gates today resulted in a high speed chase to the Capitol and ended with shots fired and a female suspect dead, officials and sources said.

The gunfire sent senators and staffers scrambling inside the Capitol which was put under lockdown.

A child was found unhurt in the suspect’s car, authorities said. The woman was not carrying identification and has not been identified. Police said there were no weapons found in the suspect’s car.

The incident began when a vehicle rammed a barrier outside the White House at 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. The car was chased to 2nd Street and Constitution Avenue NW, police said.

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