Woman in DC Chase May Have Thought Obama Was Stalking Her, Sourc - kcentv.com - KCEN HD - Waco, Temple, and Killeen

Woman in DC Chase May Have Thought Obama Was Stalking Her, Sources Say

Posted: Updated:
Courtesy NBC/Dr. Barry Weiss Courtesy NBC/Dr. Barry Weiss

The woman who led authorities on a chase from the White House to the Capitol before she was killed by police may have thought that President Barack Obama was stalking her, law enforcement sources told NBC News.

The sources said that the woman, Miriam Carey, had a history of mental health problems.

The chase, on Thursday afternoon, stirred panic in the capital and briefly stopped the mechanisms of government. It happened two weeks after a man shot 12 people to death at the Washington Navy Yard.

Members of the House and Senate, in a standoff over the government shutdown, were ordered to stay in place. One lawmaker was cut off mid-sentence during a speech. A swarm of police startled tourists who were taking in Washington on a summery day.

Carey, 34, was a dental hygienist living in Stamford, Conn. Details of her background began to emerge in the hours after the episode.

Dr. Barry Weiss, a dentist, told NBC Connecticut that Carey was working for him in January 2012 when she suffered a fall and missed two to three weeks. He said that she appeared increasingly stressed after an unplanned pregnancy. Relatives have said that she may have suffered postpartum depression.

Weiss said that he fired her in August 2012 after patients complained that she was too rough.

Carey was driving a black Infiniti sedan when, just after 2 p.m. ET, she struck a security fence outside the White House. She took off after hitting a Secret Service officer with her car.

From there, police said, she sped up Pennsylvania Avenue toward the Capitol, reaching 80 mph at one point. Police and the Secret Service stopped her at the foot of the Capitol, but she jammed the car into reverse and took off again as police opened fire.

Carey led police on a chase around the perimeter of the Capitol and crashed her car outside a Senate office building a few minutes later, police said. The police shot at her, and she died a short time later. The chase was captured on video.

A Capitol police officer was hurt as he was speeding to confront her and hit a barrier that popped up in the street. The two injured officers were exempt from the government shutdown and required to work but were not being paid.

Carey had an 18-month-old child, believed to be her daughter, in the car, authorities said. The girl was taken to a hospital and found to be unharmed. She was in the protection of social services Friday.

  • Latest NewsMore>>

  • Car Crashes Into Waco ISD Bus Carrying 6 Students

    Car Crashes Into Waco ISD Bus Carrying 6 Students

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:28:31 GMT
    There were no injuries after a car crashed into a Waco ISD bus on Tuesday.The accident happened at the intersection of 42nd and Hillcrest Road in Waco.Police say that a Honda CRV rolled a stop sign at the intersection and rear ended the bus. The bus did not have any damage, but the car did have a cracked front bumper.There were six students on board but no injuries were reported.Parents have been notified.More >>
    There were no injuries after a car crashed into a Waco ISD bus on Tuesday.The accident happened at the intersection of 42nd and Hillcrest Road in Waco.Police say that a Honda CRV rolled a stop sign at the intersection and rear ended the bus. The bus did not have any damage, but the car did have a cracked front bumper.There were six students on board but no injuries were reported.Parents have been notified.More >>
  • Boeing and SpaceX Are Due to Win NASA's Nod for Space Taxis

    Boeing and SpaceX Are Due to Win NASA's Nod for Space Taxis

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:20:45 GMT
    Boeing and SpaceX are expected to win out on Tuesday when NASA announces its selection of the commercial spaceships that will fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station. Sources familiar with the months-long selection process told NBC News that Boeing's CST-100 capsule and SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft are expected to start sending crews to the station in 2017.Since the retirement of the space shuttles in 2011, NASA has had to send U.S. astronauts to the station on ...More >>
    Boeing and SpaceX are expected to win out on Tuesday when NASA announces its selection of the commercial spaceships that will fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station. Sources familiar with the months-long selection process told NBC News that Boeing's CST-100 capsule and SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft are expected to start sending crews to the station in 2017.Since the retirement of the space shuttles in 2011, NASA has had to send U.S. astronauts to the station on ...More >>
  • WATCH: Peek-A-Boo Game Goes Wrong After Dad Shaves Beard

    WATCH: Peek-A-Boo Game Goes Wrong After Dad Shaves Beard

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-09-16 18:47:40 GMT
    One little girl got a surprise while playing peekaboo with her dad. And she did not like it.In the video uploaded to YouTube on Sept 11, the girl is shown playing the game with her dad as he hides his bearded face behind a washcloth, popping out several times saying "peekaboo!" She laughs! The video has since garnered more than 2 million page views.The father tells the girl to hold on for a moment, and he'll be right back. He returns with his face once again covered with the washclo...More >>
    One little girl got a surprise while playing peekaboo with her dad. And she did not like it.In the video uploaded to YouTube on Sept 11, the girl is shown playing the game with her dad as he hides his bearded face behind a washcloth, popping out several times saying "peekaboo!" She laughs! The video has since garnered more than 2 million page views.The father tells the girl to hold on for a moment, and he'll be right back. He returns with his face once again covered with the washclo...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KCEN. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.