'SHE WAS DEPRESSED' Woman killed in DC chase was delusional, official says
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The suspect in the high-speed chase between the White House and the Capitol Building was identified Friday by a law enforcement source as a dental hygienist from Connecticut with a history of mental issues.

The source identified the woman as Miriam Carey, 34, of Stamford, Conn. Carey tried to plow her car into a barricade at the White House, then led cops on a high-speed chase before being shot dead near the Capitol, according to reports.

A federal law enforcement official told The Associated Press that Carey was delusional and believed the president was communicating with her. Rep. Michael McCaul told Fox News that she believed President Obama was trying to monitor her.

The official had been briefed on the investigation but spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation.

Sources tell Fox News that the FBI is currently investigatinghow long the suspect was in Washington, DC and why she had travelled there from Connecticut.


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