A woman that initially rammed a barrier at the White House before leading the police around the Washington has been shot dead.

A woman that initially rammed a barrier at the White House before leading the police around Washington DC has been shot dead.

Police are currently withholding the name of the driver involved, but details filtering through say it was dental hygenist Miriam Carey. Her actions in the Inifiniti sedan forced the lock down of Capitol Hill.

Carey is not believed to have been carrying a firearm and following the shooting, it was discovered she also had her 1 year old daughter in the car with her.

The incident was caught on video and can be viewed above.