ABC News reported late Thursday, Oct. 3rd that the driver in the altercation at the US Capitol was identified as Miriam Carey, a 34-year-old Connecticut woman.
More than a dozen shots rang out on two sides of Capitol Hill in midafternoon, sending legislators, staffers and tourists running for cover. Police cars and officers converged on a female driver, whom authorities later said was killed. A 1-year-old child, who was identified as Carey's daughter Erica, was rescued from the car, a black Infiniti, and taken to a hospital.
Stamford police were helping federal authorities as needed, Mayor Michael Pavia said. Police officers cordoned off a condominium building and the surrounding neighborhood in the shoreline city.
Two years ago, the paper said, she formed a home-based business, Experienced Dental Placements, which appeared to operate as a temporary employment firm.
Carey was sued by her condo association in December, but they settled in February. The condo complaint against Carey was unavailable online, and there were no pending criminal cases or convictions associated with her name, court records show.
Authorities described Carey has having a "mental illness." Idella Carey said her daughter had "no history of violence" and she did not know why she was in Washington, D.C. She said she believed Carey was taking the little girl to a doctor's appointment today in Connecticut.
"She had post-partum depression after having the baby" last August, said her mother. She added, "A few months later, she got sick. She was depressed. ... She was hospitalized."
What is postpartum depression?
Postpartum depression can begin any time during the first two months after you give birth. The exact causes of postpartum depression are unknown.Changes in hormone levels during and after pregnancy may affect a woman’s mood. Many non-hormonal factors may also affect mood during this period. When left untreated, it can be a potentially dangerous psychosis and pose risks to the mother and her family.
- Postpartum Depression is higher in unplanned pregnancies
- Urban women at higher risk for postpartum depression
- Postpartum depression may be reduced by eating more fish
Emily Sutherlin is also the Pregnancy Examiner.
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