Social media behemoth Facebook admitted that they suspended both the Facebook account and the Instagram account of the man identified by police as the suspect killed in the U.S. Capitol attack on Friday.
Police identified the attacker as Noah Green, a man from Indiana who had recently lost his job. Green identified himself as a follower of Louis Farrakhan and an adherent of the Nation of Islam.
Online sleuths began searching the man’s social media after he was identified and posting screenshots from his posts on Twitter.
About an hour after he was identified, Facebook suspended both accounts.
In a statement to CNN News, a spokesperson for the company said that it did so in accordance to their policy on dangerous persons.
“After this horrific event, our thoughts are with the Capitol Police and their loved ones,” the spokesman said.
“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,” the company added. “We are in contact with law enforcement as they conduct their investigation.”
Among those posts documented by CNN were ones from Green saying that he had suffered “mind control” operations.
“The U.S. Government is the #1 enemy of Black people!” read a title from one of his Instagram posts. In another he said that he suffered from afflictions from the CIA and the FBI.
“I have suffered multiple home break ins, food poisonings, assaults, unauthorized operations in the hospital, mind control,” he wrote in a comment.
Another post from Green identified Farrakhan as Jesus Christ.
“My faith is one of the only things that has been able to carry me through these times and my faith is centered on the belief of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as Jesus, the Messiah, the final divine reminder in our midst,” he wrote. “I consider him my spiritual father. Without his guidance, his word, and his teachings that I’ve picked up on along the way, I would’ve been unable to continue.”
Green was pronounced dead at a hospital after lunging at police with a knife and getting shot down.