US Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee said Friday’s Capitol car-ramming attack does not appear to be terrorism-related, and that a probe into the motives of the attacker is under way.
The suspect who rammed his car into a US Capitol checkpoint on Friday, killing one police officer and wounding another, has been identified as 25-year-old Noah Green from Indiana. Here’s a brief insight into what’s known so far about the suspect.
Green reportedly graduated from Christopher Newport University (CNU) in Newport News, Virginia, in 2019, receiving a bachelor’s degree in finance.
Jim Hanchett, CNU chief communications officer, was cited by the Daily Mail as saying that “Mr Green played on the Christopher Newport University football team in the fall 2017 and fall 2018 seasons”.
Nation of Islam Fan?
Referring to Green’s now-removed Facebook and Instagram accounts, US media outlets reported that the suspect was a supporter of Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam (NOI), a Black religious movement that actually has little to do with traditional teachings of Islam.
Green shared confessions on social media about how “tough” his life has been in recent years, including losing his job over apparent mental issues.
In a separate Facebook post, Green claimed that “Satan’s rule over us is up”.
The suspect also ostensibly thanked Farrakhan for saving him “after the terrible afflictions” he “suffered presumably by the…