Suspect in Capitol barricade attack had declining mental health, friends, family say

A blue car is seen after ramming a police barricade outside the US Capitol building in an incident that reportedly resulted in the death of one Capitol police officer the injury of another officer and the death of the driver who was shot by police on Cap

A blue car is seen after ramming a police barricade outside the US Capitol building in an incident that reportedly resulted in the death of one Capitol police officer the injury of another officer and the death of the driver who was shot by police on Cap

One Capitol Police officer, William "Billy" Evans, died, and a second officer was left hospitalized. May have lived in Virginia.

A law enforcement source said Noah Green identified himself as a follower of the Nation of Islam and its founder, Louis Farrakhan, who has recently lost his job. "Suspect is now dead." .

Facebook confirmed to Insider that it removed the account of Capitol attack suspect, Noah Green.

Here's what we know about Green. According to Contee, the attack "does not appear to be terrorism related", and that no specific member of congress was targeted.

According to various reports, Noah Green, 25, played football and ran track at Glenville State College before transferring to Christopher Newport University in Virginia.

The suspect shot dead after ramming his auto into barriers outside the US Capitol was identified by NBC News and other media outlets as Noah Green, a 25-year-old black man and reportedly a follower of the Nation of Islam. The brothers kept in contact and at one point, Noah told Brendan that "his mind was telling him to basically commit suicide" and said he'd jumped in front of a vehicle, Brendan told The Post.

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He reportedly posted content on Facebook about the "end times", as well as his personal struggles. In his most recent social media posts, Green wrote that he had been faced with "fear, hunger, loss of wealth, and diminution of fruit" in recent months, and was being sustained by faith "centered on the belief of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as Jesus, the Messiah."He also alluded to more mainstream trappings of young adulthood".

"I have been tested with some of the greatest unimaginable challenges in my life. I am currently now unemployed, after I left my job, partly due to afflictions".

In Instagram stories, some posted just hours before the attack, Green blamed the U.S. government for his issues and wrote he believed federal law enforcement agencies were trying to conduct mind-control experiments on him, according to CNN.

"The U.S. Government is the #1 enemy of Black people!" He also wrote last week that he had suffered "terrible afflictions", "presumably by the Central Intelligence Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation". Green's final Facebook post was on March 21, in which he posted a YouTube video titled "the crucifixion of Michael Jackson" featuring a 150-minute speech by Farrakhan.

Social media accounts belonging to Green were suspended by Facebook following the attack because they fell under the company's "Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy", The Hill reported.

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