The deranged driver who fatally rammed a police officer before being gunned down outside the US Capitol on Friday may have suffered repeated head trauma during years of playing football, his family said Saturday.
Noah Green, 25, was “not a terrorist by any means,” the family told the Washington Post.
Green had been studying for his master’s degree in business administration — but also suffered from “depression and potential mental illness,” the family said.
His troubles may have stemmed from head trauma that accumulated over his years playing football, including as a defensive back at Christopher Newport University in Virginia, they said.
Green had a history of troubling behavior, and was quickly unraveling the night before the attack, his brother Brendan said.
Noah Green’s brother Brendan said his brother was very ill the night before the attack and sent him an ominous text Thursday, according to The Washington Post.
“‘I’m sorry but I’m just going to go and live