By RACHEL SHARP FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
JENNIFER SMITH FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
EMILY GOODIN SENIOR U.S. POLITICAL REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 00:14 EDT, 3 April 2021
UPDATED: 00:36 EDT, 3 April 2021
Green then exited the vehicle wielding a knife and started ‘lunging’ toward officers. He was shot dead by other cops.
Capitol Police confirmed Friday evening that the other officer who was struck by the car is in stable and non-threatening condition.
The motive for Friday’s attack is not yet clear. The tragic incident comes less than three months after the January 6 riot on the US Capitol and one week after wire fencing was removed from the area.
Green was not known to police in Washington DC but he did have a record in another state, according to law enforcement sources.
A Facebook page belonging to Green has now been taken down. Law enforcement sources confirmed to CNN it belonged to the suspect.
The page showed he was a fan of the leader of Nation of Islam Louis Farrakhan and contained posts where the user said he was on a ‘spiritual journey’ after having a ‘tough’ past ‘few years’ and recently losing his job.
‘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,’ read a Facebook post dated March 17.
‘I am currently now unemployed after I left my job partly due to afflictions, but ultimately, in search of a spiritual journey.’
Green went on to describe Farrakhan as ‘Jesus, the Messiah’ and the ‘raiser of the dead to life, making the blind see, and the deaf hear.’
‘I consider him my spiritual father. Without his guidance, his word, and his teachings that I’ve picked up on along the way, I would’ve been unable to continue,’ he wrote.
‘Preaching to the multitudes, calling a million black men to Washington, and standing up to the most powerful government of modern times. He has done miraculous work not just with me, but with the lives of millions.’
In the post, Green also wrote that he had been ‘unknowingly’ taking a drug which he said had caused him to suffer ‘concerning symptoms’.
‘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),’ read the post.
‘However, the path has been thwarted, as Allah (God) has chosen me for other things.’
Green signed off the message Brother Noah X. The same day, he uploaded an image of a certificate made out to a Noah X that recognized a gift of $1,085 to the Nation of Islam.
The Facebook page also included links to videos of Farrakhan and posts about the Nation of Islam.
Less than two hours before Green drove a vehicle through the barriers at the Capitol, he also posted a series of Instagram stories in which he called the US government the ‘#1 enemy of Black people’, CNN reported.
‘The U.S. Government is the #1 enemy of Black people!’ a caption on a video read.
In another Instagram post around a week ago, Green claimed the CIA, FBI and other government agencies had caused him ‘terrible afflictions’ including subjecting him to ‘multiple home break ins, food poisonings, assaults, unauthorized operations in the hospital, mind control’.
He credited Farrakhan with saving him ‘after the terrible afflictions I have suffered presumably by the CIA and FBI, government agencies of the United States of America,’ reported CNN.
‘I have suffered multiple home break ins, food poisonings, assaults, unauthorized operations in the hospital, mind control,’ he added.
Green graduated from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia, in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in finance.
He played football at the college as well as in high school, where he also ran track.
An athletics bio for the university reveals he was born in Fairlea, West Virginia, and has seven sisters and two brothers.
He wrote that the ‘person in history he’d most like to meet is Malcolm X.’
It is not clear when he first became interested in the Nation of Islam.
The Nation of Islam, founded in Chicago in 1930, teaches that black people are the rulers of earth, who were created first, and who every other race descends from.
Malcolm X was perhaps the most famous Nation of Islam follower, and he convinced Muhammad Ali to join.
Malcolm X grew disillusioned with the group, however, and left: members of the Nation are believed to have murdered him in 1965.
Farrakhan, 87, is a known anti-Semite whose remarks on race and religion have sparked controversy in the past. Most recently, he told followers not to get the vaccine.
His followers are seen by critics as black supremacists, and the Southern Poverty Law Center categorizes the organization as a hate group.
‘Its theology of innate black superiority over whites and the deeply racist, antisemitic and anti-LGBT rhetoric of its leaders have earned the NOI a prominent position in the ranks of organized hate,’ they say.
The founder of NOI, Wallace Fard, taught that there would be an apocalyptic overthrow of white domination, insisting that the dominion of evil was to end with God’s appearance on earth in the person of Fard.
Fard was succeeded by Elijah Muhammad, who was succeeded by Farrakhan.
In a statement on Friday afternoon, Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said: ‘It is with profound sadness that I share the news of the passing of Officer William ‘Billy’ Evans this afternoon from injuries he sustained following an attack at the North Barricade by a lone assailant. More Information Here!!