Noah Green: Everything we know about the US Capitol attack suspect

Green died after being shot by police - GETTY IMAGES
Green died after being shot by police - GETTY IMAGES

Citing law enforcement sources, Noah Green, 25, was named as the suspect in the Capitol Hill assault by both NBC and CNN.

The authorities say he was not known to police and terrorism does not appear to have been a motive.

On Friday, he is alleged to have ploughed his car into a barrier outside the US Capitol, killing one police officer and injuring another. It is claimed that he then emerged from the car with a knife and lunged at the officers before he was shot.

Green was taken into custody but died a short while later.

He is understood to come from Indiana, but originally hailed from Covington, Virginia and was driving on a Virginia licence.

He is reported to have been a college footballer, playing as a defensive back for Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia.

According to his university biography, Green was one of seven sisters and two brothers.

Green studied business at university
Green studied business at university

His dream holiday would be a trip to Jamaica.

Majoring in business, he said the person he would most like to have met was Malcolm X.

According to CNN, hours before the attack Green posted on Instagram that the US government was the number one enemy of black people.

He also reportedly claimed that he had suffered multiple break-ins, food poisoning, unauthorised operations and hospital mind control.

He is reported to have lost his job.

Associated Press reported that investigators are trying to ascertain whether he had mental health issues.

The car allegedly driven by Green was towed from the scene - EPA
The car allegedly driven by Green was towed from the scene - EPA

A Facebook page in the name of Noah Green showed his support for Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, a black separatist group dating back to the 1930s which has been described as a "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Group.

“I was on the right track and everything I had planned was coming into existence. It required long hours, lots of studying, and exercise to keep me balanced while experiencing an array of concerning symptoms along the path (I believe to be side effects of drugs I was intaking unknowingly),” he wrote on March 17, signing the message "Brother Noah X.”

“However, the path has been thwarted, as Allah (God) has chosen me for other things. Throughout life I have set goals, attained them, set higher ones, and then been required to sacrifice those things,” he added.

The National Guard have locked down the Capitol - EPA
The National Guard have locked down the Capitol - EPA

In one post he wrote: “To be honest these past few years have been tough, and these past few months have been tougher. 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.”

His final post, according to NBC, was a YouTube video called “the crucifixion of Michael Jackson,” a 150-minute sermon in which Farrakhan defends Michael Jackson.

The page has since been taken down.