Stamford Police Chief Jonathan Fontneau
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Stamford police search Capitol car chase suspect Miriam Carey's home

Authorities have deemed the area safe after they searched the Connecticut home of the suspect in a deadly car chase near the US Capitol in Washington DC on Thursday.

Stamford Police Chief Jonathan Fontneau told reporters "there was no danger" at the home of Miriam Carey, 34, who was shot and killed by police following an attempt to bypass security near the White House and the Capitol.

Ms Casey was said to be unarmed.

"We're trying to do a background investigation as to what may have happened and why," Mr Fontneau said.

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