Driver in US Capitol Car Chase Identified as Conn. Woman

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A driver who led police on a car chase from the White House to the U.S. Capitol before being shot to death has been identified as a woman from Stamford, Conn.

Law enforcement authorities say the driver was Miriam Carey. The authorities spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because aren’t authorized to divulge her name.

Mayor Michael Pavia says the FBI executed a search warrant in the city on Thursday in connection with the deadly Washington car chase.

Police officers have cordoned off a condominium building and the surrounding neighborhood in the shoreline city. Condo resident Eric Bredow says police told him the driver in the car chase was one of his neighbors.

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  • doggone

    It’s been reported that the operator of the vehicle was suffering from mental problems. It’s time for the government to restore the mental programs that they have closed to enable people such as this person, the gunman at the Naval Station, the gunman at Sandy Hook, etc. to get the help they need to prevent these senseless incidents.

    • Fredpiquette

      How right you are! Not only do these programs give people the help they need, but they have a much broader impact on our economy. These social programs that Republicans hate so much do NOT cost us money, they make us money by putting college educated people in good jobs and taking them out of Burger King etc, thereby opening up that job for the teenagers and uneducated. The ripple effect is tremendous.

  • crime

    obamas security sucks…good job taking out the working mother of a child ford driving in a restricted parking lot..and good job to tou morons for believeing in the media cover up crap…we should ban cars now..an unstable person using a vehicle to cause harm…ever try taking the tires out..or hey..how about the engine block..STUPID