The image of a police cruiser completely mangled after Thursday's high-speed chase from the White House to the U.S. Capitol, which ended with the female driver shot and killed, has made its rounds. But footage showing just what happened to the cop car taken by a confused bystander has emerged.
Law enforcement personnel gather around a police vehicle that was involved in an incident with another vehicle on Constitution Avenue outside the U.S. Capitol October 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Capitol police locked down the facility during the incident. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
The police cruiser, sirens blaring in pursuit of the woman, later identified as 34-year-old Miriam Carey, hit a pop-up "stop" barrier. A bicycle mounted officer as well as one on the ground witnessed the event and ran toward their comrade's car.
Police officers attend to an officer in a cruiser that was wrecked after shots fired were reported near 2nd Street NW and Constitution Avenue on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2013. (Photo:JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
The US Capitol was placed on security lockdown Thursday after shots were fired outside the complex, senators said. "Shots fired outside the Capitol. We are in temporary lock down," Senator Claire McCaskill said on Twitter. Police were seen running within the Capitol building and outside as vehicles swarmed to the scene. (Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Watch footage of the incident (Content warning: strong language):
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