A woman who tried to breach a White House checkpoint led police on a car chase through Washington that ended when she was shot to death by police near the U.S. Capitol, prompting a lockdown of the legislative complex.
The U.S. Capitol reopened after police shot and killed a female suspect who tried to breach a White House checkpoint today and led authorities on an almost two-mile car chase through downtown to the legislative complex.
A government computer contractor from Texas, who was discharged from the Navy Reserve for misconduct including a firearms arrest, was identified by authorities as the sole gunman in shootings that killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard today.
Six weeks before he opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard, Aaron Alexis complained he was being followed, spoken to and kept awake by unseen harassers, prompting a police officer to warn naval authorities they might have a contractor who was “hearing voices.”
U.S. attorneys will meet with law enforcement officials around the country to devise ways to reduce an increasing and “unacceptable” number of fatal attacks on officers, Attorney General Eric Holder said.