From: CBS News
|Miriam Carey in a picture taken at her job.|
New information has emerged on the woman who ran her car into a White House barrier Thursday, then took off toward Capitol Hill.
The chase ended when police shot and killed her. She was driving with her 1-year-old daughter in the back seat.
CBS News’ Bob Orr reports from Washington that multiple law enforcement sources say a driver’s license and car registration found at the shooting scene identify the woman as Miriam Carey, 34, a licensed dental hygienist of Stamford, Conn.
Relatives and friends have suggested she may have been battling some form of depression, but investigators Friday morning still didn’t know what triggered the frightening car chase and shooting that played out between the White House and the Capitol.
Late Thursday night, officials in full hazmat suits evacuated the apartment complex where Carey lived as they searched for clues about what led to the episode.
CBS News’ John Miller, a former FBI assistant director, reports that the people who worked with Carey said she was upbeat, happy and normal, but in April 2012 she fell on some stairs and injured her head.