Noah Green saw him buy a $ 300 kitchen knife in Washington DC shortly before the fatal attack on Capitol
The 25-year-old mentally disturbed man who rammed his car into the Capitol on Friday and killed a member of the Capitol Police was caught on camera 90 minutes before the attack and calmly bought a 10-inch kitchen knife.
Noah Green, 25, was shot and killed by Capitol Police after the attack, which occurred shortly after 1 p.m.
His brother Brendan has spoken of the family’s deep concerns about his mental state, with Green, a college football player who graduated with a degree in finance and has suffered from paranoia, hallucinations and suicidal thoughts since 2019.
Green on Thursday night was described as being seriously ill, telling Brendan, whom he had moved in with two weeks earlier, that he would be leaving to be homeless.
On Friday, Green was caught with a security camera flipping through the blades in District Cutlery, about a ten-minute drive from the Capitol.
Green is seen in a white hoody and face mask, and bought a $ 300 knife in DC Friday morning
Green, 25, died in Friday’s attack, seeing his car rammed into the Capitol’s barricades
Capitol Police opened fire after Green got out of his car with a knife and ran towards them
Billing itself as the only specialty knife shop in DC, the store counts celebrity chefs such as Jose Andres among its customers and sells artisan knives for several hundred dollars.
Green can be seen in a white hoodie flipping through the knives in a glass case.
He turns some of them over and inspects them, before settling on a Kurosaki Shizuku Sujihiki 270mm SG2 knife.
The signature knife with its ‘tsuchime’, or hammered metal, pattern on the blade – designed to cut – was created by the youngest Japanese blacksmith to ever become a master blacksmith, Yu Kurosaki.
The knife retails for around $ 300.
The knife, with its distinctive ‘tsuchime’ pattern hammered into the blade, is Japanese-made
Green bought the knife on Friday, 90 minutes before the attack
Green is seen calmly paying for the knife with his bank card. The cashier then wraps the knife in a tightly sealed brown paper package and hands it to Green, who thanks him as he walks away.
Shortly after, more video would show Green emerging from his crashed car with the knife in his hand and running on the pair of officers.
Green’s family spoke of his increasingly delusional.
In online posts since their removal, Green described he was under government control and said he was under surveillance.
A self-described follower of the Nation of Islam and its longtime leader, Louis Farrakhan, he spoke of going through a difficult time leaning on his faith.
“To be fair, the past few years have been tough, and the past months have been tougher,” Green wrote in late March.
“I’ve been tested with some of the biggest, unimaginable tests of my life. I am now unemployed after quitting my job, partly because of misery, but ultimately looking for a spiritual journey. “
Officer William Evans was killed in the attack.
It was the second line of death this year for the US Capitol Police, which is still struggling to heal from the January 6 uprising.