Authorities are piecing together what they understand about the male shot dead outside the United States Capitol building after he introduced a deadly attack on police officers.
United States Capitol Law enforcement officer William Evans died in medical facility after a man rammed a vehicle into two officers and “lunged” towards them with a knife in his hand at around 1pm local time on Friday. He was then shot dead by among the officers.
Four senior law enforcement officials informed on the examination have called the suspect as Noah Green, a 25-year-old from Indiana, according to NBC News.
So far, there are couple of details about who he was however an investigation has been released to exercise the motive behind the attack.
Green, initially thought to be from Indiana, lived in Covington, Virginia.
He was a student at Florida State University and was registered on a part-time MBA online program.
His Facebook page reveals him wearing American football kit and he was said to be handling a variety of concerns.
He was not understood to either regional authorities or the United States Capitol Authorities and the attack is not believed to be terror-related, authorities have said.
Sky reporter Alex Rossi stated private investigators will now be “attempting to build up a picture of this person”, utilizing details including his social media and phone records.
Authorities will be attempting to exercise information including who his loved ones were, and who he spoke with in the days leading up to the attack, Rossi included.
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In a news conference Capitol Cops acting chief Yogananda Pittman said the suspect had rammed his car into 2 officers in the past hitting a barrier.
He then got out of the car and started to “run strongly” at officers with a knife in his hand, “lunging” towards them.
Washington DC authorities chief Robert Conti said: “Clearly this was someone who was actively trying to get to whoever or whatever.”
Former CIA hidden operations officer Michael Baker stated there would be “a great deal of speculation” regarding the intention for the attack, and he anticipated there would be a “dive” to the suggestion the suspect was a far-right supporter.
However, he said the timing of the attack might potentially “indicate a mental health concern”.
The House and Senate are presently on recess so the political leaders are not presently in the building.
“It’s a peaceful time up there and you would presume if it was a more wicked plot they would have understood that and chosen a time it was more hectic,” Mr Baker informed Sky News.