The driver who killed a US Capitol cop before he was gunned down by police is a Nation of Islam devotee from Indiana, rammed a vehicle, killing one officer and injuring another and forcing the Capitol complex to lock down, according to reports and his social media.
Noah Green, 25, who may have been living in Virginia, described himself as a “Follower of Farrakhan” on his Facebook page, in reference to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
Video of the Friday afternoon attack shows the driver emerging from the crashed car with a knife in his hand and starting to run at the pair of officers, Capitol Police acting Chief Yogananda Pittman told reporters. Police shot the suspect, 25-year-old Noah Green, who died at a hospital.
According to police, the attack did not immediately appear to be terrorism-related, the Nation of Islam has been designated a hate group by the SPLC, who rarely give minority groups that status.
Official added, “Investigators are increasingly focused on Green’s mental health as they work to identify any motive for the attack, who was not authorized to speak publicly about an ongoing investigation and spoke to the AP on Saturday on condition of anonymity. The official said investigators had talked to Green’s family, who spoke of his increasingly delusional thoughts.’’
U.S. House Rep Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who is one of the three Muslim representatives in Congress, tweeted out regarding the attack and claimed to be “Heartbroken to learn another CP was killed while protecting the Capitol.”
“My thoughts and prayers go out to the officer’s family and the entire Capitol Police force,” Omar continued, using a phrase that typically is mocked by those on the left.
Change gear, Omar concluded, “The death toll would have been worse if the assailant had an AR-15 instead of a knife.”
In online posts since removed, Green described being under government thought control and said he was being watched. He described himself as a follower of the Nation of Islam and its longtime leader, Louis Farrakhan, and spoke of going through a difficult time when he leaned on his faith. Some of the messages were captured by the group SITE, which tracks online activity.
“To be honest these past few years have been tough, and these past few months have been tougher,” he wrote in late March. “I have been tried with some of the biggest, unimaginable tests in my life. I am currently now unemployed after I left my job partly due to afflictions, but ultimately, in search of a spiritual journey.”
U.S. House Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) castigated Omar in a quote tweet and said, “An Islamic terrorist did something (your words) to a Capitol Police Officer on Good Friday.”
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