Brendan Green Recalls Getting Text From Brother Noah Before Capitol Attack: 'I'm Going to Be Homeless'

Following reports that authorities identified 25-year-old Noah Green as the suspect who was shot dead by authorities after ramming his car into a barricade at the U.S. Capitol on Friday, his brother Brendan Green shared a message that Noah had sent him the night before the attack.

As reported by The Washington Post, Noah sent a text, according to his brother, that read: "I'm sorry but I'm just going to go and live and be homeless. Thank you for everything that you've done. I looked up to you when I was a kid. You inspired me a lot."

After allegedly crashing his car at a security checkpoint, Noah Green charged at Capitol Police officers with a knife before he was shot and killed. Capitol Police Officer William "Billy" Evans was killed in the attack, and another officer was injured.

The surviving Green brother shared further details about Noah Green prior to the attack. Brendan Green said that his brother suffered from paranoia after he was supposedly drugged with Xanax in 2019.

Brendan Green said that in the months before the attack, Noah had moved to Botswana and spoke about having suicidal thoughts and said that he was in "in really bad shape," before asking to move in. Brendan said his brother was very sick the night before the attack.

As previously reported, Noah Green's Facebook page appeared to show that he followed Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and pledged allegiance to the organization, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has designated as a hate group.

In Facebook posts, Noah Green appeared to reference the hardships, saying "these past few years have been tough, and these past few months have been tougher," in a post on March 17.

"I have been faced with some of the biggest, unimaginable tests in my life," Noah Green wrote. "I am now after I left my job party due to afflictions, but ultimately, in search of a spiritual journey. I haven't had much to lean on the past few months, I've been faced with fear, hunger, loss of wealth, and diminution of fruit."

Following the attack, President Joe Biden released a statement and ordered flags to be flown at half-mast to mourn the officer's loss.

"Jill and I were heartbroken to learn of the violent attack at a security checkpoint on the U.S. Capitol grounds, which killed Officer William Evans of the U.S. Capitol Police, and left a fellow officer fighting for his life. We send our heartfelt condolences to Officer Evans' family, and everyone grieving his loss. We know what a difficult time this has been for the Capitol, everyone who works there, and those who protect it," he said.

Noah Green Capitol Attack Car Barricade
Law enforcement investigate the scene after a vehicle charged a barricade at the U.S. Capitol on April 02, 2021 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images