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Facebook has confirmed that they pulled the account of Noah Green, a suspect in Friday’s fatal attack at the Capitol, which killed one police officer and injured another. 

The platform said it had removed the 25-year-old’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.  

In a statement emailed to Insider, a spokesperson said: “After this horrific event, our thoughts are with the Capitol Police and their loved ones. We have designated the incident under our Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy, which means we have removed the suspect’s accounts from Facebook and Instagram, and are removing any content that praises, supports, or represents the attack or the suspect.”

They added: “We are in contact with law enforcement as they conduct their investigation.”

The suspect was shot dead by one of the officers after he “exited the car with a knife in hand” and “lunged” at the officers, acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said at a press conference following the incident, as Insider previously reported.

Green, a 2019 college graduate of Christopher Newport University, wrote several posts on his now-pulled Facebook account detailing his personal struggles amid the COVID-19 pandemic, The New York Times reported.

Reports have also emerged identifying him as a follower of Nation …read more


Source:: Businessinsider – Tech

      

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