MSNBC erroneously reported Capitol attacker as 'white male'

Pete Williams NBC News

The driver of the vehicle, who multiple outlets have identified as Noah Green, was shot dead by one of the officers after he "exited the auto with a knife in hand" and "lunged" at the officers, acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said at a press conference following the incident.

Chad Pergram with Fox News tweeted "the suspect go out of vehicle with knife and was shot by USCP".

Green, originally from IN, died after being shot and injured by the Capitol Police, who responded to the attack.

"This has been an extremely hard time for US Capitol Police after the events of January 6, and now the events that have occurred here today".

USCP said the suspect and two injured officers were taken to the hospital, before the suspect and one officer succumbed to injuries.

Pittman said police officers shot the suspect when he started lunging toward the cops. Green is not known to Capitol Police.

Green, who played football at Christopher Newport University, came to believe his teammates had drugged him with Xanax in 2019, which one former teammate told The Post was widely believed to be untrue. They shot him after he hit the officers with his auto.

The Post was unable to review those stories before Green's account was removed.

Update: The suspect has been identified as a 25-year-old Nation of Islam follower named Noah Green of IN.

He reportedly posted content on Facebook about the "end times", as well as his personal struggles. "I have been tried with some of the biggest, unimaginable tests in my life". In his most recent social media posts, Green wrote that he had been faced with "fear, hunger, loss of wealth, and diminution of fruit" in recent months, and was being sustained by faith "centered on the belief of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as Jesus, the Messiah."He also alluded to more mainstream trappings of young adulthood".

"I am currently now unemployed after I left my job partly due to afflictions, but ultimately, in search of a spiritual journey", the suspect said as reported by Associated Press.

Noah Green also posted on social media, which has since been taken down, that he believed that federal law enforcement agencies targeted him for their "mind-control" experiments.

"The U.S. Government is the #1 enemy of Black people!" a caption on one video read.

"I want to express the nation's gratitude to the Capitol Police, the National Guard Immediate Response Force, and others who quickly responded to this attack", Biden said as reported by New York Post report.