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Authorities are investigating why a woman tried to ram a security barrier near the White House setting up a high speed pursuit that ended with the suspect being fatally shot.
Near the US capitol and temporarily putting the hill on lockdown.
Officials said the incident began with the car chase which started when a suspect driving a black sedan.
With Connecticut plates tried to ram a barrier near the White House several police cars pursued her to a location near the capitol building.
When they boxed her in sources say the driver got out and five or six shots were fired.
Bring in Tom Ruskin former NYPD detective and president of CMP group Tom good to see you.
It suits them let's talk about this first -- the police handled the situation.
I think they handled the best that they could possibly handle it listen you know in the -- quality mentally deranged woman who was shot and killed.
In an act that.
The police and the capitol police the Secret Service and -- the law enforcement officials.
Had no idea what was going on what how to defend you don't know if this woman had a bomb in the car you don't know what she hadn't caught you know the -- hit two.
Police officers protecting.
Our infrastructure -- our government infrastructure down there if you know.
Hindsight is 20/20.
-- -- -- -- to me tells me that these -- police officers did what they had to -- yesterday and they have to live with what happened.
And tell them some people are asking why didn't the police officer shoot the tires of the car when it was stopped.
You know the the reason my smile is it's very easy to watch a video tape and see what's happening here but as you see in this videotape.
She is coming after you officers trying to hit them with the car and trying to elude capture at that point in time.
It's very easy to say they finish -- the tires what happens -- that richt is a shot.
-- you're trying to hit the tigers bounced up and it is it is in person.
Police procedures tell you anywhere in this country that you shoot your target you don't shoot it for a -- of peripheral things you don't shoot it'll -- You -- -- the biggest massive -- made us.
Yesterday was the person driving that car.
What type of police presence his in this part of -- and DC normally with a high profile locations of course like the White House and the capitol building.
Between the two locations you have the highest presence of federal law enforcement as well -- metropolitan police department as well as other agencies.
Protecting other infrastructure down there we she went from the White House which he tried to breach the outside perimeter.
And the drove the mile plus to the capital you can she passed probably.
Tend to see if not hundreds of law enforcement agencies as well as personnel.
And then as we now know that there is a young trial inside the car.
You know you -- ask what cautions are put into place or precautions that are put into place were -- Childs the ball but they didn't know that until the car had been stopped.
And right at the end within the whole thing had come to a conclusion.
You don't know -- -- law enforcement.
Have looked didn't even in the backseat of the car it appears to me at the point in time with a capitol police have the car so what fox did.
And as she backs up quickly into the police Garmin makes us.
Very quick right.
Out over the sidewalk and and onto the street again.
Cops are looking at the driver they're trying to stop the driver you see them trying to get her -- -- debating on this this side window of the car.
At that point in time the united and they -- none -- even know that there was a child in the back of the car.
And where do they go now with their investigation.
When you were trying to figure out what drove her to do this you want to understand in this case.
If she was acting alone why she drove from Stamford Connecticut down to the White House what motivated her what she -- -- what she's schizophrenic.
What mental diseases might she didn't suffering from.
And then how do you learn from your experience as a law enforcement official.
In the future.
Everything that they did was -- -- everything that they did in capturing this person including the two police officers who -- who was severely injured.
But we'll recover.
Will will -- learn from this incident.
And now we know that woman did not happen gun she did not fire shots how does that play into their investigation it really it is it's you know.
Unfortunate that she died in the incident but remember she was trying to -- the security of the White House.
And the capital and failing to comply with the -- officers.
It's a shame she had to die but you didn't know what was in the car until you -- -- weren't able to search it.
Indeed Tom Ruskin thank you very much for your perspective.
Former having the former NYPD detective and president of CMP group thank you.
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