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Capitol Police Car Crashes Hard During Miriam Carey Chase In DC: Video


Yesterday's shootout in Washington, D.C. created plenty of anxiety in a city already unnerved by the recent Washington Navy Yard shooting and ongoing government shutdown.

A woman with a one-year-old child led police on a high speed chase through the city, which ended tragically when she was shot and killed near the Capitol.

In this video (via Jalopnik), we see a U.S. Capitol Police Crown Victoria colliding with barricades as it speeds along Constitution Avenue NW in pursuit.

It appears that someone raised the barriers just as the car was crossing the intersection, catching it on the passenger's side and violently stopping it a few feet away.

While the car was destroyed, the two officers inside reportedly escaped with non-life-threatening injuries.

One of the officers was taken to a hospital for treatment, the Washington Post reports.

The chase began yesterday afternoon when Miriam Carey -- a 34-year-old dental hygienist from Stamford, Connecticut -- struck a security barrier and a Secret Service agent with her black Infiniti G37 coupe near the White House.

It ended near the Capitol, where Carey was fatally shot by police.

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