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Official: Woman Killed in D.C. Chase Was Delusional

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A federal law enforcement official says the woman killed by police after trying to drive through barricades outside the White House had believed the president was communicating with her and was delusional.
 
The official, who had been briefed about the investigation, spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the person was not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation. The official says the woman, 34-year-old Miriam Carey, had been in a deteriorating mental state since December.
 
The official says investigators have been interviewing the woman's family about her mental condition. The official says investigators believe the woman drove directly to Washington immediately before Thursday's car chase in the nation's capital that prompted the shooting.

Meanwhile, a former employer of Carey says she was fired from her job as a dental hygienist about a year ago.
 
Periodontist Brian Evans of Hamden, Conn., says Carey had been a good employee. He said Friday there was nothing unusual about her departure and he declined to go into further detail.
 
He said Carey left the office shortly after she was hospitalized with a head injury she suffered in a fall down a staircase.

Evans said he was shocked and saddened for her family.   (AP)

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