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Why Did Capitol Hill Police Open Fire?

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WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – CBS News correspondent John Miller reports there will likely be an internal investigation into the Capitol Hill car chase that ended with the driver dead.

Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier confirms shots were fired in at least two locations during the chase.

Authorities will want to know what was going through the minds of the officers who opened fire.

Miller says once the car crashed into the barriers outside the White House, training instincts would kick in for officers and Secret Service agents.

Because the White House and Capitol building are sensitive locations, their training and reactions would be heightened.

They would have to assume it was a terror attack and consider the possibility that it might be a car bomb.

Afterwards, police described what happened as an isolated event and said they saw no indications of terrorism.

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