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    BBC News: Shots Have Been Reported Near The US Capitol In Washington DC

    Developing news item:

    Link: BBC News - 'Shots fired' near US Capitol

    ...Journalists, congressional staffers and tourists were ordered to take shelter at the US Capitol Complex at 14:28 local time (18:28 GMT)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    Developing news item:

    Link: BBC News - 'Shots fired' near US Capitol
    Nothing major.

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    Mental woman tried ramming the white house gate...so security agents shot her....her baby was in the back of the car but is unharmed

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaleStorm View Post
    Mental woman tried ramming the white house gate...so security agents shot her....her baby was in the back of the car but is unharmed
    More or less what I read into it.

    Disable the car and wait for somone with ROV to turn up to approach the vehicle. Shoot when shot at.

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    I agree twin--turbo, police have dealt with this far to heavy handedly....if i had to guess, I'd say she was a state employee forced into unpaid leave by the government shutdown and was expressing her anger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaleStorm View Post
    I agree twin--turbo, police have dealt with this far to heavy handedly....if i had to guess, I'd say she was a state employee forced into unpaid leave by the government shutdown and was expressing her anger.
    Saw the video footage on Sky. When she's smashing the barrier, there must have been 8/10 offices around the car with guns drawn. Plus a number of Police cars parked up close. Why not either grab a car and jam her between it and the barrier, or shoot the tyres out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBC
    Footage showed the car at one point surrounded by police but the driver managed to escape, speeding around a roundabout.
    On a side note, when did the USA start getting roundabouts!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    Why not either grab a car and jam her between it and the barrier, or shoot the tyres out?
    Are you some sort of Commie? That would violate the First Amendment right to shoot the hell out of anything that moves!

    More seriously, maybe that's the way other security forces would have handled the situation but not in the US. Surely anyone attempting such a stunt should have foreseen the outcome?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeMarchand View Post
    Surely anyone attempting such a stunt should have foreseen the outcome?
    That's the problem with mental illness, you don't always see clearly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    That's the problem with mental illness, you don't always see clearly.
    True, but if their judgement is that impaired they're probably even more of a threat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeMarchand View Post
    True, but if their judgement is that impaired they're probably even more of a threat.
    But why shoot her? why not, as has been said, disable the vehicle and restrain the woman, rather than shooting her?
    If there is mental illness involved, she may not even be aware of whats she was doing at all.

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    We live in the UK where guns are relatively rare. If someone goes crazy with a car they are more likely to deploy stingers and boxing to stop the vehicle and drag the occupant out (and if they suspect a weapon is involved...well, look at the Mark Duggan case). In the US guns are found in all walks of life so they expect the person inside to pull a weapon and open fire. There's some examples on YouTube of such incidents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaleStorm View Post
    But why shoot her? why not, as has been said, disable the vehicle and restrain the woman, rather than shooting her?
    If there is mental illness involved, she may not even be aware of whats she was doing at all.
    Whilst we (or maybe it's just me?) might think it no bad thing to get rid of a bunch of politicians, the Americans are a bit more protective of theirs. If I someone was driving a car towards someone I cared about (or didn't actively dislike) and armed police were about, I'd far rather they used lethal force than took the time to see if the driver had mental health issues.

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    Where has the "mental health" thing sprung up from?No news sources seem to have referenced that she had mental health?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    Where has the "mental health" thing sprung up from?No news sources seem to have referenced that she had mental health?
    I just said "if" i think someone else mentioned mental health.....might be more a mild case of "going postal"

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