Family question why driver shot

The family of Miriam Carey, the 34-year-old woman shot dead following a dramatic car chase through the streets of Washington that caused a lockdown on Capitol Hill, have said they do not understand why she was shot, when she was unarmed.

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Authorities prepare to enter driver's apartment building

Police and FBI officials have descended on an apartment building in Stamford, Connecticut where the driver lived.

Officials put on hazardous materials suits outside the apartment building Credit: REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

Teams wearing hazardous materials suits appeared to be preparing to enter the building and bomb squad truck was seen driving to the area.

Residents said they had been evacuated shortly after 5pm local time (10pm UK time).

Authorities prepare to search an apartment building in Stamford, Connecticut Credit: REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

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