WASHINGTON — Authorities investigating why a Connecticut woman rammed barricades and led police on a chase near the U.S. Capitol found medications in her apartment to treat schizophrenia and other mental disorders, a law enforcement source briefed on the investigation said Friday.
The woman was identified by law enforcement sources as Miriam Carey, 34. She was shot dead Thursday in the incident, which played out in one of the most heavily policed places in the world, temporarily locked down Congress and sparked anxiety among tourists and staffers alike.
Two law enforcement officers were injured. Police say Carey rammed barricades and police cruisers and sped down Pennsylvania Avenue before crashing.
She apparently did not have a weapon, but did have a 1-year-old child in the car with her. The child emerged from the chaos unharmed, officials said.
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