By Scott McCabe
The woman who was shot and killed after trying to breach the White House thought she was being controlled electronically by President Obama, according to a report by ABC News.
The report, which cites unnamed sources, said the boyfriend of 34-year-old Miriam Carey had called Connecticut police twice last year to report that she was delusional and putting her daughter in danger.
Carey, of Stamford, Conn., was killed Thursday after she tried to drive through a barricade onto the grounds of the White House, then led police on a wild chase to near the Capitol. Her 18-month-old daughter was in the car when Carey was fatally shot.
On Thursday night, Carey’s mother told reporters that her daughter had been hospitalized after suffering post-partum depression. Carey, a dental hygienist, had grown up in Brooklyn and moved to Stamford in the last couple of years.
On Dec. 12, 2012, the father of the baby, Eric Francis, 54, called police to Carey’s home, according to ABC.
Carey told police President Obama had placed Stamford on lockdown and had arranged to have her home electronically monitored and her life broadcast on television, sources said.
Police handcuffed Carey and remanded her for a mental health evaluation. According to sources, Carey had a family history of schizophrenia and was taking medication for a mental illness.
On Dec. 21, Francis again called police to report his girlfriend was “off her medication” and acting erratically.
Official Washington was still recovering from the city’s worst shooting spree in history. The gunman Aaron Alexis also believed his actions were being controlled by the government before he killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard and was gunned down by police.