MSNBC erroneously reported Capitol attacker as 'white male'

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

Suspect in Capitol barricade attack had declining mental health friends family say UPI3 Apr 2021

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MSNBC's Jesse Rodriguez tweeted: "The suspect in Capitol Police incident is a 25 year old in man named Noah Green".

Officers shot and killed Green, of IN, after he rammed his auto into two U.S. Capitol Police officers Friday, then got out of his vehicle with a knife and ran "aggressively toward officers", according to Acting Chief of Police Yogananda Pittman.

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".

No sooner had a suspect been shot and taken to hospital in Washington DC than pundits and bluecheck talking heads pinned the attack on a "white nationalist".

Pittman said police officers shot the suspect when he started lunging toward the cops. It was around that time that Brendan said he flew out to see his brother and realized his "mind didn't seem right."More recently, his brother said, Green up and moved to Botswana and suggested he had tried to take his own life by jumping in front of a auto".

Green was born in West Virginia, where he grew up in a large family, USA Today reported, and he graduated from Christopher Newport University in Virginia in 2019, where he was a defensive back on the football team.

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.

"Frankly, the past few years have been hard, and the past few months have been much more than that", he wrote.

"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, but ultimately, in search of a spiritual journey", the suspect said as reported by Associated Press.

Green further made Facebook posts about the "end times" and the anti-Christ, according to The New York Times. The Minister is here to save me and the rest of humanity, even if it means facing death", he wrote on March 17, before ominously ending the post with, "We have a little time."Court records in IN, where he was once listed as living at an Indianapolis address, show that he sought to change his name recently".

Noah Green also posted on social media, which has since been taken down, that he believed that federal law enforcement agencies targeted him for their "mind-control" experiments.

"The U.S. Government is the #1 enemy of Black people!" Green said on his Instagram account hours before the attack, according to CNN. 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.

"We have designated the incident under our Dangerous Individuals and Organization policy, which means we have removed the suspect's accounts from Facebook and Instagram, and are removing any content that praises, supports, or represents the attack or the suspect", Facebook said in a statement to NBC.

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