Miriam Carey, Dental Hygienist Who "Made It Out" of East New York, Identified as Capitol Suspect [UPDATED]
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.
Image via Facebook Miriam Carey
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.More »