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Capitol Car Chase Update: Two officers injured in pursuit that led to woman's fatal shooting in D.C., both should be okay, authorities say

US Capitol Hill Police Chief Kim Dine briefs the media after shots fired were reported near 2nd Street NW and Constitution Avenue on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2013. The US Capitol was placed on security lockdown Thursday after shots were fired outside the complex, senators said. 'Shots fired outside the Capitol. We are in temporary lock down,' Senator Claire McCaskill said on Twitter. Police were seen running within the Capitol building and outside as vehicles swarmed to the scene. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

US Capitol Hill Police Chief Kim Dine briefs the media after shots fired were reported near 2nd Street NW and Constitution Avenue on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2013. The US Capitol was placed on security lockdown Thursday after shots were fired outside the complex, senators said. 'Shots fired outside the Capitol. We are in temporary lock down,' Senator Claire McCaskill said on Twitter. Police were seen running within the Capitol building and outside as vehicles swarmed to the scene.
US Capitol Hill Police Chief Kim Dine briefs the media after shots fired were reported bear Capitol Hill in Wash., DC, on Thursday, October 3, 2013.
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(CBS) WASHINGTON D.C. - Two police officers were injured but are expected to be fine aftera woman led police on a car chase after she tried to breach a security barrier near the White House Thursday afternoon, Chief Cathy Lanier of the Wash., D.C. police said in a news conference. 

Lanier also confirmed that the suspect, whom authorities declined to identify, was killed by gunfire.

A 1-year-old child who was recovered from the suspect's caris in good condition and is in protective custody, Lanier said. Chief Kim Dine of the U.S. Capitol Police said the child was taken to the hospital.

Ed Donovan with the Secret Service said the incident began when the suspect drove a black Infinity sedan into a White House barrier. He said the vehicle then fled and in fleeing, struck an officer. He said no shots were fired at the White House.

Officers pursued the vehicle and attempted to make a stop, but the vehicle eluded them, Dine said. Authorities say the pursuit spanned several blocks and shots were fired in at least two locations.

The suspect was ultimately killed by gunfire.

Dine said that one of the officers, a 23-year-veteran of the U.S. Capitol Police, was injured when his vehicle struck a barricade.

Earlier, a video was released by Alhurra, the U.S.-based and congressionally funded Arabic language satellite TV station, that shows the suspect's car jerking backward toward police officers whose guns are drawn, then speeding off. The car rounds a traffic circle and then heads toward the U.S. Capitol building, near where the driver was eventually shot by police.

Authorities said the incident is believed to have no relation to terrorism. Still, it "does not appear in anyway to be an accident," Lanier said.

A law enforcement official told CBS News police were at an apartment complex in Stamford, Conn., apparently ready to execute a search warrant.

  • Stephanie Slifer

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