NYPD questioning relatives of Miriam Carey, killed after police pursuit in nation's capital

Police are questioning the relatives of a woman accused of ramming her car into the gates of the White House on Thursday. The woman, identified

Investigators are looking into whether Carey had a history of mental health issues.

Investigators are looking into whether Carey had a history of mental health issues. (10/4/13)

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT - Police are questioning the Brooklyn relatives of a woman accused of ramming her car into the gates of the White House on Thursday.

The woman, identified as Miriam Carey, 34, was pursued by police after she drove her black Infiniti into the gates. Her 1-year-old daughter was in the car and was not injured, even after police fatally shot Carey.

Carey, who apparently lived in Brooklyn before moving to Stamford, was a dental hygienist licensed to practice in Connecticut and New York. Her family currently lives in Bed-Stuy near Marion Street and Saratoga Avenue.

Police have completely blocked off the street to the media as they continue to investigate the situation and question the suspect's family.

The car was registered to Carey at 114 Woodside Green in Stamford, Conn.

Authorities are still trying to determine why Carey drove to Washington, but sources have said she was struggling with post-partum depression. ABC News is reporting that Carey's condition was so severe that she had to be hospitalized.

The family's attorney says they will not be commenting publicly on the situation, but they will release a statement at some point today.

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