She was 34 year old Miriam Carey of Stamford Connecticut.

The New York media says she has a history of mental issues. 

She had a toddler in her Rental Black Infiniti today when she first broached security at  a White House Entrance at 15th and Pennslvania Avenue.  Watch this incredible video...

From this point she fled through the streets of Washington DC at speeds of 85 miles per Hour.   A police officer joining the chase hit a barricade and was was injured.  He was flown to a DC hospital with non life threatening injurys.  Near the Capital the woman was surrounded by police and shot dead.

Astonished officer pulled a child about one year old from the car.  It was not hurt and has been placed in foster care.