Suspect in Capitol attack suffered delusions: Report


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Investigators are increasingly focused on Green’s mental health as they work to identify any motive for the attack, said the official, who was not authorised to speak publicly about an ongoing investigation

With the U.S. Capitol in the background, U.S. Capitol Police officers salute as procession carries the remains of a U.S. Capitol Police officer who was killed after a man rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the Capitol in Washington, Friday, April 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

The man who rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the US Capitol, killing one of them before he was shot to death by police, had been suffering from delusions, paranoia and suicidal thoughts, a US official told The Associated Press on Saturday.
Investigators believe it was an isolated incident from a disturbed young man.

Investigators are increasingly focused on Green’s mental health as they work to identify any motive for the attack, said the official, who was not authorised to speak publicly about an ongoing investigation and spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity.



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