"She's an adult, so when you talk about a missing persons case, she's an adult who has absented herself, which she has a perfect right to do," said Eugene O'Donnell, a former New York City police officer and criminology professor at the John Jay School of Criminal Justice. "She has no obligation to stay in touch with her family." … [Read more...] about Experts say there was little reason for police to intercept Nasim Aghdam before YouTube shooting
Mountain View, Calif., police made contact with Aghdam about 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, about 11 hours before the shooting, when they found her sleeping in a car with a license plate that was included in the missing persons report submitted the day before. Officers contacted the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, which described Aghdam as "at risk" because she had never gone missing before, according to a statement issued by the Mountain View Police Department. … [Read more...] about Nasim Aghdam was on police radar before YouTube shooting. Were warning signs missed?
The shooter who took her own life after wounding four YouTube employees at the video hosting website’s San Bruno, California, offices on Tuesday has been identified as Nasim Aghdam in multiple reports, after being described as a “white woman in a headscarf” earlier in the day. ABC News quotes law enforcement sources with the identification:Aghdam, said to reside in Southern California, had a long history of animal rights activism, and was quoted by the Los Angeles Times at a protest of the U.S. Marine Corps’ use of pigs to demonstrate battlefield wounds in 2009. She ran a series of very similar websites espousing vegan views. In one video post on video hosting service Dailymotion, she claims to be from Iran in an introduction to a mock appearance on America’s Got Talent.“There is no equal growth opportunity on YOUTUBE or any other video sharing site, your channel will grow if they want to!!!!!” she declared on one of her websites, among … [Read more...] about YouTube Shooter ID’d as Iranian Azeri Vegan Activist Nasim Aghdam
Nasim Aghdam’s brother claims he warned police that his sister “might do something” prior to Tuesday’s YouTube shooting taking place. The brother’s claim was reported by KGTV, which reports that Aghdam was staying at their grandmother’s ranch but had stopped answering her phone. He then learned that her car was found in Mountain View, and via a Google search he realized Mountain View is close to YouTube headquarters.At that point Aghdam’s brother became worried. The brother said, “I Googled ‘Mountain View’ and it was close to YouTube headquarters, and she had a problem with YouTube. So I called that cop again and told him there’s a reason she went all the way from San Diego to there, so she might do something.”CNN reports that police spoke with Aghdam in Mountain View in the early morning hours of April 3 and “didn’t notice anything alarming.” Mountain View police said, “At no point during … [Read more...] about Report: Nasim Aghdam’s Brother Warned Police She ‘Might Do Something’
SAN BRUNO, Calif. (KGO) -- The remaining hospitalized victim in the attack at YouTube's headquarters in San Bruno has been upgraded from serious to fair condition, according to officials at San Francisco General Hospital.The 36-year-old man's health has steadily improved since Tuesday's shooting and he's expected to make a full recovery.Two women who were also wounded in the attack were released yesterday from the hospital. TIMELINE: Nasim Aghdam's movements leading up to YouTube HQ shootingThe company said it will increase security at its headquarters and offices around the world after the shooting.Police say the suspect, Nasim Aghdam, walked onto the YouTube property through a parking garage and it's not clear whether she encountered any security."We will be increasing the security we have at all of our offices worldwide to make them more secure,not only in the near term, but in the long term," said Chris Dale, YouTube head of communications.YouTube is encouraging employees to take … [Read more...] about Hospitalized YouTube shooting victim upgraded to fair condition