A woman with a small child in her car tried to ram into a White House barricade Thursday, then led authorities on a chase to the U.S. Capitol, where she was fatally shot, police said.
A Capitol Police officer was injured, apparently in a crash that happened after the chase.
The incident began at about 2:30 p.m. at the White House gates at 15th and E streets NW, NBC News confirmed. The driver tried to drive through the gates but was stopped by U.S. Secret Service agents.
During the incident people standing outside the Supreme Court across the street from Congress were hurried into the court building by authorities.
SHELTER IN PLACE. Gunshots have been reported on Capitol Hill requiring all occupants in all House Office Buildings to shelter in place. Close, lock and stay away from external doors and windows. Take annunciators, Go Kits and escape hoods; and move to the innermost part of the office away from external doors or windows. If you are not in your office, take shelter in the nearest office, check in with your OEC and wait for USCP to clear the incident. No one will be permitted to enter or exit the building until directed by USCP. All staff should monitor the situation. Further information will be provided as it becomes available.
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A spokeswoman for Congresswoman Robin Kelly said the newly minted legislator is in the Capitol and that she is fine. Kelly, however, could not be reached.