Just two weeks after an armed suspect killed 12 persons at the Washington Navy Yard, the capital once again experienced a lockdown Thursday, with a "shelter in place" issued for the US Capitol. The incident began in the midst of a government shutdown, while Congressional lawmakers debated how to exit partisan gridlock. A woman, later identified as 34-year-old Miriam Carey of Stamford, Conn., drove a black Infiniti sedan into a security fence outside the White House. She led police on a chase as she sped towards the Capitol building, where officers opened fire. Authorities said Carey had an 18-month-old girl, believed to be her daughter, in the car with her during the incident. The New York Times reported: "What occurred next was not clear. Ms. Carey managed to get out of the car, and was shot by several officers. According to a law enforcement official, she was not armed, and it was not known whether she presented an immediate danger." The chase ended with Carey dead, two officers injured (although not shot), and the child unharmed.