The man who hit Capitol cops as he crashed into a barricade and ran at officers with a knife Friday has been identified by enforcement as 25-year-old Noah Green. The attack killed U.S. Capitol policeman William “Billy” Evans and injured another officer, who was still hospitalized Friday evening in stable condition.
Noah Green trending in the USA The attack left a veteran U.S. Capitol policeman dead and another hospitalized. Authorities shot Green, who died after being taken to a neighborhood hospital. Investigators were digging into his background and examining whether he had any psychological state history as they tried to discern a motive. They were working to get warrants to access his online accounts.
The most recent post was a YouTube video of a 2009 Louis Farrakhan speech titled, “The Crucifixion of Jackson .” In it, the state of Islam leader said Jesus wasn’t the Messiah and called Christian theology a lie. Green was a high school football standout and played for Christopher Newport University in Virginia, where his student-athlete profile says the figure he’d most wish to meet from history was Malcolm X.
A number of relatives, former teammates didn’t immediately answer Fox News requests for comment.
One former teammate, who asked to stay anonymous, described Green as “calm” and quiet and “a close teammate and friend.”
“I personally didn’t see this example coming,” he said, noting he hadn’t spoken with Green in a few years.”
Whilst he was my teammate, he was an honest one,” he told Fox News during a text message. “He stayed within the weight room, stayed in his playbook, communicated well, and he was someone I could calculate.
Capitol Police Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman said the suspect didn’t appear to possess been on the police’s radar. But the attack underscored that the building and campus — and therefore the officers charged with protecting them — remain potential targets for violence.
Green described himself as a lover of the state of Islam and its founder, Louis Farrakhan, and spoke of browsing a difficult time where he leaned on his faith, consistent with recent messages posted online that have since been taken down. The messages were captured by the group SITE, which tracks online activity.
“To be honest these past few years are tough, and these past few months are tougher,” he wrote. “I am tried with a number of the most important, unimaginable tests in my life. I’m currently now unemployed after I left my job partly thanks to afflictions, but ultimately, in search of a spiritual journey.”
Nexstar’s WXIN learned that he filed a reputation change petition in Marion County Court in Indiana back in December. Records show he wanted to vary his name from Noah Ricardo Green to Noah Zaeem Muhammad.