Attempt to ram White House gate ends with female suspect dead

By WEEK Producer

Attempt to ram White House gate ends with female suspect dead

October 3, 2013 Updated Oct 3, 2013 at 3:55 PM CDT

(NBC News) A woman who rammed her car into the White House gates has been shot and killed by police.

The U.S. Capitol was placed on lockdown briefly Thursday afternoon after the woman rammed the gates, then lead police on a short chase and allegedly began firing at her pursuers near the Capitol Building.

Police returned fire, killing the woman.

At least one Capitol Police officer was injured in the altercation.

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