NEWPORT NEWS, Pennsylvania (WAVY) – Officials at Christopher Newport University in Newport News confirmed on Friday night that Noah Green – the man shot and killed by police after crashing a car into a barricade in front of the Capitol and hitting two officers – is playing football school.
Green graduated from CNU with a degree in finance in 2019, according to Jim Hanchet, CNU’s chief communications officer.
Hanchet also told Green play football for the school for the fall 2017 and 2018 seasons. His biography on the 2018 football list says that he was a defender and that his hometown is Covington, Virginia. He went to Alleghany High School.
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Officials said he then got out of the vehicle and threw himself at police with a knife in his hand before at least one officer shot him.
Both officers and Green were hospitalized after the incident. One officer, identified as an 18-year veteran of the William Billy Evans Division, died from injuries sustained in the attack, while the other officer was in stable condition with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.
Green also died after being taken to hospital.
Investigators are digging into Green’s past and checking to see if he had a history of mental health as they work to find a motive. They are also working to obtain warrants to access his online accounts.
The The New York Times confirmed with law enforcement that a Facebook page in which a user named Noah Green appears to be called “Noah X” belongs to a suspect in Friday’s attack.
According to NBC News and other news outlets, Green wrote on his deactivated Facebook page that the last few years have been “difficult” and the last few months “more difficult.”
In his posts, Green spoke of unemployment after leaving his job “partly because of suffering, but ultimately in search of a spiritual journey,” NBC reported.
His page also refers to the teachings of the nation of Islam, which The Southern Center for Poverty calls “deeply racist, anti-Semitic and anti-LGBT rhetoric of its leaders.”
Green’s last post on Facebook was almost two weeks ago and was a YouTube video called “The Crucifixion of Michael Jackson.” In the video, Nation of Islam leader Luis Farakan defends Michael Jackson.
Another publication also showed a certificate of completion for the Day of Salvation for the Nation of Islam in 2021. The certificate was for Noah X in Norfolk, Virginia, with a gift certificate of $ 1,085.
In his CNU football biography, Green said the man in history he would most like to meet was Malcolm H.
There is still no clear reason why Green went to the Capitol on Friday.
Authorities said the attack did not appear to be linked to terrorism. There was also no direct link between Friday’s crash and January 6 riot. Authorities said Green was not on police radar.
WAVY News 10 also looks at Green’s connections to the Hampton Rhodes area, where he went to school. Green has lived in Hampton Rhodes for the past five years.
However, 10 On Your Side could not confirm wherever Green was in the days before Friday.
Neighbors, who previously lived near Green in Virginia Beach, said they could not believe he was accused of taking another person’s life.
“I think we live in a time when you never know who your neighbor is these days,” said a neighbor named Shauntei. She did not want to appear on camera or give her last name, but confirmed that Green was indeed the man who had lived above her in the South Lakes apartments in Virginia Beach for most of the past year.
She said Green left his department earlier this year. One woman said he kept it to himself, but added that most people do it in this complex.
“Yes, I saw him several times, as if passing by the mailbox. He looked like a nice guy to me, she said.
Following President Joe Biden’s proclamation to remove the United States flag in honor of a Capitol police officer killed Friday, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam also hoisted U.S. and Virginia flags over the Capitol and all local, state, and federal buildings and territories in Wird. will be run at half headquarters “in honor of the service and sacrifice of the victims of the attack on the US Capitol.”
The order is valid until sunset, April 6.
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