WASHINGTON (SBG) — Authorities have identified the suspect and driver who killed a Capitol Police officer by ramming a car into a barrier has been identified, according to The Associated Press.
Citing law enforcement sources, AP identified the man as 25-year-old Noah Green of Indiana. Investigators are still looking into Green’s background and if he had a history of mental health problems.
Authorities were also working to access his social media accounts.
On his accounts, Green described himself as a follower of the Nation of Islam and its founder, Louis Farrakhan, The Associated Press reported. Some of the posts spoke of going through a tough time where he leaned on his faith, according to messages captured by the group SITE, which tracks online activity.
“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, but ultimately, in search of a spiritual journey.”
A motive for the attack wasn’t immediately clear to investigators. However, authorities said there does not appear to be an ongoing threat and the incident wasn’t related to terrorism.
According to the U.S. Capitol Police, the incident unfolded around 1:30 p.m. when the driver rammed a sedan into the North Barricade outside the U.S. Capitol. One officer, William ‘Billy’ Evans, died from his injuries.
The other officer is “in stable and non-threatening condition,” according to USCP.
Authorities said the driver was shot and killed when he tried to lunge at the officers with a knife.