Nasim Aghdam, self-described “vegan bodybuilder,” was reportedly confronted by police less than twelve hours before the attack she pulled out on YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California.
According to local reports, the 38-year-old woman was not answering phone calls from her father for two days in a row. Concerned, he called the police and warned she could be targeting the YouTube offices due to her outrage with the company over the demonetization of her videos.
The Iranian nationals reported their daughter missing Monday morning, making it clear of their concerns for her possible intentions. By early Tuesday morning police contacted the father saying they found her sleeping in her vehicle just 30 miles from YouTube’s headquarters. Reportedly the authorities told the father everything was “in control.”
Unconvinced Mr. Aghdam reiterated her hatred towards YouTube.
Katie Nelson, a police spokeswoman, said in a press conference that Nasim refused to answer questions, so officers released her and determined she was no threat to herself or others. The AP reports, “Nelson would not say whether officers had been warned that [she] might have been headed to YouTube headquarters.”
Nasim posted content on YouTube of the bizarre nature, which included workouts, dance and musical performances. She was also an animal rights activist. Recently she “posted rants about YouTube’s ‘dictatorial’ policies that she blames for loss of viewers and income,” says the Daily Wire.
“Youtube filtered my channels to keep them from getting views!” one of her posts stated. “There is no equal growth opportunity on YOUTUBE or any other video sharing site, your channel will grow if they want to!!!!!”
It was Tuesday afternoon, around 13:00, when Nasim entered YouTube’s headquarters and started shooting people with her 9mm handgun. She injured three people before turning the gun on herself.
“A 36-year-old man was in critical condition, a 32-year-old woman was in serious condition and a 27-year-old woman was in fair condition following the shooting,” the Daily Mail reports.
Initial reports claimed the shooting was due to a “domestic dispute,” however she did not know anyone at the company authorities said.