FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Top News

Capitol Chase Suspect Had History of Mental Illness

October 04, 2013  | 

Photo of Miriam Carey via Facebook.
Photo of Miriam Carey via Facebook.
The dental hygienist who led police on a pursuit through the heart of Washington, D.C., on Thursday that ended in her fatal shooting by officers suffered from depression and other mental breaks.

Miriam Carey, 34, appears to have targeted the White House, where the incident began, because she believed President Obama was electronically monitoring her Stamford, Conn., home to broadcast her life on television, reports ABC News.

Connecticut police had twice been called to Carey's home in 2010 after her boyfriend reported the woman was delusional, acting irrationally and putting her infant daughter in danger. The toddler was with her in her black Infiniti Thursday afternoon when she attempted to ram her way into the White House. Carey then led U.S. Capitol Police officers and Secret Service agents on a chase to Capitol Hill. Carey was shot and killed as she attempted to flee from her stopped car.

Carey was apparently hospitalized nearly a year ago and believed she was the "prophet of Stamford" and was capable of communicating with Obama. Carey's mother told ABC News her daughter suffered from postpartum depression.


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns in Wake of OIS
Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday at the request of the mayor, who...
Video: MI Officer's Wife Makes Teddy Bears for Victimized Kids from Old Police Uniforms
Police officers are wary when it comes to throwing out their retired uniforms - fearing it...
LAPD Officer at Center of Cadet Scandal Charged with Sexual Crimes on Minor
He is accused of sexually assaulting the cadet in three separate incidents at three...
Savannah City Council Cancels Police Merger with County
In a special Savannah (GA) City Council meeting Friday morning, members voted 8-0...
MS Undersheriff Calls Out "Cowardly Punks" After 30 Rounds Fired at Officer's Home
Jenkins and his wife were at home at the time of the incident, but neither were injured,...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine