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A car rammed into a barricade outside the US Capitol on Friday, injuring two Capitol Police officers, one of whom later died of his injuries.

The driver of the vehicle, who multiple outlets have identified as Noah Green, was shot dead by one of the officers after he “exited the car with a knife in hand” and “lunged” at the officers, acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said at a press conference following the incident.

Authorities have yet to confirm a motive behind the incident, but Robert Contee, acting chief of the DC Metropolitan Police Department, said the incident “does not appear to be terrorism-related.”

The MPD will take over the investigation into the attack, Contee said.

Law enforcement sources said Green, 25, recently lived in Virginia, though NBC News and The New York Times reported that he was from Indiana. Green’s brother, Brendan Green, told The Washington Post Noah had recently lived in Botswana for a brief period but moved into his Virginia apartment two weeks ago after calling him crying and saying he needed help. 

Friends and family told The Post they were worried about his mental health in recent years.

Green, who played football at Christopher Newport University, came to believe his teammates had drugged him with Xanax in 2019, which one former teammate told The Post was widely believed to be untrue.

Green’s brother told The Post his brother experienced symptoms, whether from drugs or mental illness, that included “hallucinations, heart palpitations, headaches, and suicidal thoughts,” as well as paranoia.

While living in Botswana, Green told his brother that “his mind was telling him to basically commit suicide” and that he had jumped in front of a car, The Post reported.

Green made several posts on his now-deleted Facebook page detailing his personal struggles in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The Times reported.

“To be honest, these past few years have been tough, and these past few months have been tougher,” he wrote. “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.”

Green made Facebook posts about the “end times” and the anti-Christ, according to The Times. In a March 17 post, he warned of the “last days of our world as we know it,” NBC News reported.

Weeks before Friday’s attack, Green said on social media that he thought …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

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