Just a few hours ago, a woman in a car rammed into a barricade near the White House and then drove 16 blocks down to Capitol Hill where she was shot and killed by law enforcement.
In the midst of the melee, the woman, who has yet to be identified, hit a squad car and injured a police officer. She then made it to the steps of Capitol Hill where Congress was still in session. As she got out of her black sedan she was shot.
There was a child with her in the car who was retrieved, uninjured. She’s pictured above.
A lockdown was ordered at the Capitol, but was called off a little before 3pm.
It’s certainly premature for me to say this but I’m not law enforcement so don’t take my word for it, and I hope it’s not irresponsible. But would it be such a stretch to assume that this woman was a disgruntled government employee attempting to dangerously and ineffectively express her frustration about the government shutdown? I’m not sure but it sounds very plausible at this point. Some are even suggesting that her hitting the gate and then the officer was a unintentional. Whoever she was, whether she meant to or not, she endangered the lives of officers, citizens, herself and even her child.
If she was a federal employee, this wasn’t the way to go about things. We’re sure information about her identity and possible motives will be released soon.
I don’t know about anyone else but the country seems to be in such disarray right now. Every other week, there’s a shooting and this week, Congress decided they didn’t need to pay federal employees for keeping this great nation of ours running. Is anyone else asking what the hell is going on right now?