The Most Quintessential D.C. Photo Ever?

10/03/2013 06:56 pm ET

As chaos erupted Thursday in Washington after a female suspect led police on a car chase near the U.S. Capitol that reportedly ended with her death, one photo that surfaced on Twitter seemed to sum up D.C. perfectly.

The photo, which shows a man in a suit apparently checking his mobile device while an armed officer stares off camera with his gun at the ready, was posted by New York Times photographer Doug Mills Thursday afternoon.

Mills's tweet says it all:

(Hat tip, Radley Balko)

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