Miriam Carey, Dental Hygienist Who "Made It Out" of East New York, Identified as Capitol Suspect [UPDATED]

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A woman with a small child in her car who tried to break through a barricade outside the White House, rammed a police car near the U.S. Capitol, and was ultimately shot to death by Capitol police has been identified as Miriam Carey, 34, of Stamford, Connecticut. Carey is from Brooklyn, where she grew up in the Louis Pink Houses, a New York City Housing Authority building in East New York. She's the second Brooklyn native in two weeks to be involved in a violent incident in D.C.; the first was Aaron Alexis, the suspect in the September 16 shootings at the Washington Navy Yards.

In a weird coincidence, the Army was also holding a mock mass casualty training for first responders in D.C. yesterday. It's not yet clear whether the training was suspended during the shooting.

According to a report by the Washington Post, Carey attended Hostos Community College in the Bronx, graduating with an associate's degree in dental hygiene, as well as Brooklyn College, graduating in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in health and nutrition science. She moved to Connecticut and had a baby girl named Erica. "She got out, she got a good job," one childhood friend told Newsday.

Carey grew up with her mother and four sisters at the Pink Houses; one of them expressed shock when reached by the Post. "She wouldn't be in D.C.," Amy Carey told the paper. She was just in Connecticut two days ago, I spoke to her. . . . I don't know what's happening."

Capitol police chased Carey from the White House and around Capitol Hill, with her black Infiniti at times reaching speeds of more than 70 miles an hour. It's unclear at what point police realized she had a toddler in the car with her. After Carey stepped out of her vehicle and was shot by police, a little girl with short box braids was seen being carried away from the scene, unharmed. Carey was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead; according to the New York Times, identifying her was difficult "due to the extent of her injuries." It's not yet known if the little girl in the car was Carey's daughter. Carey appears to have been unarmed.

Authorities said Carey had a history of unspecified mental illness; her mother, Idella Carey, told ABC News that her daughter had suffered from post-partum depression after having her baby last August, and had to be hospitalized a few months later. She believed her daughter was taking the baby to a doctor's appointment yesterday morning.

The incident happened on the last day of an Army training exercise to prepare for a "mass casualty" situation in D.C. More information and photo on the following page.


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Gregory James Norton
Gregory James Norton

You're lying. You don't make enough money to be able to afford a luxury sedan as a dental hygienist. She must have had a "side business" or two. ...

G Scott Pippin
G Scott Pippin

SHe had a job as a dental hygienist .....jealous?

NeverHere
NeverHere

Heartless sick people I hope the family never sees these messages

NeverHere
NeverHere

To The Family of Miriam,
I want to offer my deepest heartfelt sympathy, to her mom and sisters. I am heart sick over the whole incident, it never should have happened. I'm so angry, how this was handled and that baby should have been handed directly to you; especially at this time, she must be traumatized, no better place for her than with close family members that she knows. God Bless you, Miriam, and that baby. I saw a neighbor with mental deficits (harmless), his home charged by a gang of ICE and Homeland Security agents, I did all I could to stop it. I hope for you peace and swift healing which will be difficult. The indifference of political figures have horrified me.
Gods Speed, Blessings, & Justice
Donna

haynesintl
haynesintl

So sad that she had to end her life that way. l still think, believe that she should be alive today. One writer mentioned the disabling of her car. Why not? It is so easy to only think of Mental Health issues when prominent people are involved but always ready to kill when the lone minority is helpless. I can only say (wish) that her spirit will find peace, and her daughter will find comfort in her grandmother's care.   

christopher168
christopher168

What could have caused this? Post partum depression, acute latent emotional stress, medication that she was prescribed, stigma from receiving attention that ought to have, the actual means to mental health care ( and what does this say about our society?)  a fall out from society, work, family, love, an undercover plan we have yet to learn of or a sudden dramatic capitulation of self….??? 


What did Miriam Carey in the end really want, why did she insist on taking on live gunfire, or was she simply fleeing for her life and why in the end did she not get what she want….???


http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2013/10/pushed-miriam-carey-edge/

Charles Bogdan
Charles Bogdan

Mental Health a big Problem we need more focus on I have a Family member with issues and its difficult for all of us to see even with the best Doctors and help. He recently bought a condo in The Trump Tower in Chicago and told the family he was going to jump one day...

Gregory James Norton
Gregory James Norton

The big question to be answered is where does someone like this get the money to buy an Infinity in the first place?

David Normandin
David Normandin

The first cops showed restraint the next gang not so much. They could have disabled her car...we need mental health clinics, not more prisons.

Amira Abdel
Amira Abdel

We shall never know since those idiots believe in shoot first and fabricate later, I mean ask questions later

Hillary4POTUS
Hillary4POTUS

I am absolutely shocked at this event. When I saw the images on TV, I thought for sure that this was the act of some crazy right-winger, to be honest. Who else would try to attack my president? But to learn that it was this young woman? It is so sad to learn of her mental afflictions that she was apparently being treated for. She apparently said that she thought that the president was "stalking her." OMG! 

This has convinced me that this nation needs to plea with its government to act to use whatever power it can muster to remove any dangerous tools of destruction from anyone who is being treated with mental illness. This would include any guns (of course!) and now, I'm sorry, their car and probably even sharp knives or tools. Yes, I know that sounds extreme. We cannot afford anymore of these episodes that endanger those of us without mental problems. We should even consider removing children from the custody of these mental patients. You saw what happened yesterday. She had her child with her! Thank God that the little girl was not hurt.

The police did exactly what they needed to do. They were so brave and professional. And they did it without any pay (thanks you Republicans!). 

JackForeigner
JackForeigner

@haynesintl Disable her car?  Sorry, that's simply not how security personnel are trained, because there's so telling what's involved -- maybe a terrorist bent on destruction no matter what, setting off bombs and so forth, or just a garden-variety nut-case off her meds -- so to play it safe, the policy is "shoot to kill."  THEY NEVER TRAIN ANYONE TO SHOOT IN THE FOOT AT A FIRING RANGE; EVER NOTICE TARGETS ARE HEADS AND TORSOS ONLY???

JackForeigner
JackForeigner

@christopher168 That's the thing about crazy people...they make no sense.  My girlfriend's like that!  There's no logical reasoning with folks who believe they're under attack, physical, verbal, whatever.

JackForeigner
JackForeigner

@Charles Bogdan Wow, that's kinda funny!  Buying a super-expensive condo just to jump from it...um, sorry, of course, for the family insanity.

JackForeigner
JackForeigner

@Gregory James Norton Maybe it was a rental?

JackForeigner
JackForeigner

@David Normandin But how do you know who's clinically insane and who's not?  And, honestly, even then you wouldn't know whether they were part of a terrorist plot or whatever...hard to tell; where there's violence or the threat of violence, you're gonna get a response in the language of violence.  Speak French to a Frenchman!

JackForeigner
JackForeigner

@Amira Abdel You come home one day to find a stranger rampaging through your place babbling gibberish with a weapon coming at you -- you're gonna ask questions first?? 

deadchrislane
deadchrislane

@Ross Judd  

SHE WAS A SOMALI NI^^ER

BORN MURDERERS and THIEVES!!!!!

nweastcoaster
nweastcoaster

Supposedly she thought she was being followed by Obama.  She had mental illness issues.  She also shouldn't had a kid due to those issues.

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