A suspect in a high speed chase Thursday that sparked a massive security response, including multiple gunshots resulting in a lockdown of the U.S. Capitol, has been pronounced dead, District of Columbia police said.
Two officers were injured, one from U.S. Capitol Police and one from the Secret Service, in the incident Thursday afternoon, Washington, D.C., Police Chief Cathy Lanier told reporters.
NBC News reports the incident began when a woman tried to enter White House gates at 15th and E streets, near the Treasury building. Secret Service pursued the woman down Pennsylvania Avenue and guns were fired just past the Capitol building, news reports said. The woman was injured and taken into custody. There was a child inside the car, according to CNN.
Lanier said the woman was pronounced dead by medical personnel.
The AP reported earlier that one Capitol police officer was injured. Lanier said the injured also included the Secret Service agent. The injuries were not life-threatening for either officer, police officials said.
Capitol Police said in a press statement they had no indication of a terrorist threat and said it appeared the incident was isolated and there was no larger danger to the area.
Capitol police confirmed in an advisory to staffers that multiple gunshots had been fired and advised employees to shelter in place, according to CNN. Both the House and Senate are now in recess.