A chaotic car chase that began when a woman tried to ram a security barrier near the White House ended with shots being fired near the U.S. Capitol, putting the Hill temporarily on lockdown and causing what one witness described as “mass panic.”
Capitol Hill sources confirm to Fox News that the suspect is dead.
According to U.S. Capitol Police, one officer was also injured in a related car crash.
The chase and subsequent stand-off near the Capitol went down as lawmakers were debating under the dome about the partial government shutdown. Officials say the incident was not related to terrorism.
One person could be seen being carried off in a stretcher — it’s not clear if that was the officer in question, or the suspect. It’s also not clear who fired the shots.