Police Identify Suspected Shooter In YouTube Headquarters Attack

Police are investigating a website that appears to show the same woman accusing YouTube of restricting her videos.

Police in Mountain View, where YouTube parent Google is located, confirmed that they found her sleeping in her auto just after midnight Tuesday morning.

Regardless, media outlets are digging for answers on Aghdam.

The shooter who wounded three people at YouTube headquarters Tuesday afternoon has been identified as San Diego resident Nasim Aghdam, police have confirmed.

April 4 happens to be Aghdam's birthday, and her family is mourning her loss as well as the injuries YouTube employees have suffered. We are praying for speedy recovery of the injured and ask God to bestow patience upon all persons hurt in this horrific senseless act.

Officials said Aghdam did nothing to suggest she was a danger to herself or others when they found her asleep in a Walmart parking lot the next day.

Aghdam's family acknowledges she harbored a grudge against YouTube, which sometimes demonetized her videos or - in her view - unjustly marking them for having inappropriate content.

It is not clear whether Nasim Aghdam encountered any security on her way to the YouTube building but the company said it will increase security at its headquarters and offices around the world. She then turned the gun on herself.

It was a 9mm Smith and Wesson that had a capacity of 10 rounds.

"I didn't have a gun on me, but I wish I did", he said. In one post she said, "you will be suppressed for telling the truth that is not supported by the system".

Nasim Aghdam wounded three people before shooting herself.

He says the family reported her missing Sunday. "Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families", the statement read. Still, the police said, the father did not seem concerned and "simply wanted to let us know that may have been a reason for her to move up here".

"We know that she was upset with YouTube. that's the motivation", San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini told reporters.

"It's not like she stood out", the retired law enforcement officer said.

San Bruno police investigators spent more than an hour at Jackson Arms, a South San Francisco shooting range, Wednesday. ATF Los Angeles spokeswoman Ginger Colbrun said the agency is assisting San Bruno police, who have obtained search warrants for several locations and vehicles in Southern California. They declined to say why they were there.

Nelson did not respond to a question about whether police were warned Aghdam might go to YouTube.

Nasim Najafi Aghdam is seen here in this undated file photo.

Aghdam used YouTube to post videos about her views on animal rights and her vegan lifestyle, among other topics.

Authorities don't believe that Aghdam had a direct connection to YouTube, but it was revealed that she did have a YouTube channel.

"At that point, every new person I saw was a potential shooter", he said. One video, she wrote, was age-restricted by "close-minded" YouTube employees who wanted to "suppress" and discourage her from posting videos.

"No one goes to work thinking this is what will happen to them around their meal time, but it did", Medina said. "Whether that rises to the level of terrorism hopefully will be determined in the next couple of weeks".

The department said that evidence from the scene is being processed by detectives as well as the San Mateo County Crime Lab.

During their Thursday morning broadcast, Fox & Friends reported that police had found Aghdam asleep in her vehicle. The third victim, a 36-year-old man, was upgraded from critical to serious condition.

Two other women, aged 32 and 27 were also taken to hospital.

The statement was released after speculation that officers may have known Aghdam had designs on YouTube's campus, but missed the opportunity to detain her.

"They entered our building to protect the lives of our employees".

Google said that it would boost security in YouTube offices globally following the shooting at the video platform's headquarters earlier this week.

  • Salvatore Jensen


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