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U.S. Capitol Shooting: Child found in car of woman who tried to ram barrier near White House, report says

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 03: U.S. Capitol police respond to reports of shots fired at the U.S. Capitol. October 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Capitol police locked down the facility during the incident. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Win McNamee/Getty Images

U.S. Capitol police respond to reports of shots fired at the U.S. Capitol.
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(CBS) - A law enforcement source says a young child was found in the car of a woman who tried to ram a security barrier near the White House before she was shot on Thursday afternoon, CBS affiliate WUSA reports.

U.S. Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine told reporters the woman was in "very, very bad shape."

"We have no information that this was related to terrorism or that this was anything other than an isolated incident," said Dine.

Dine said one police officer was "struck in his squad car" and "appears to be conscious and breathing."

WUSA reports a male was also found in the vehicle the woman was driving.

CBS News reports that the woman tried to crash into a gate near 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, which is near the White House and Treasury Department. She then drove away and was pursued by Secret Service and other law enforcement.


  • Julia Dahl

    Julia Dahl writes about crime and justice for CBSNews.com

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