Nasim Aghdam has been identified as the shooter who attacked a YouTube office Wednesday afternoon, but it turns out she had an encounter with police just the day before.
The Mercury News reports Aghdam’s father, Ismail Aghdam, said his daughter expressed hatred for the video platform company because it was “censoring her videos and stopped paying her for her content.”
Nasim’s YouTube account was flagged and no longer eligible to run advertisements, which is the main way accounts make money.
Ismail then called police because Nasim was missing and said she might be at YouTube’s offices because of her strong dislike toward the company. Mountain View police did find Nasim, where she was sleeping in a car near the office.
“Our officers made contact with the woman after the license plate of her vehicle matched that of a missing person out of Southern California,” Mountain View Police Department spokeswoman Katie Nelson told The Mercury News. “The woman confirmed her identity to us and answered subsequent questions. At the conclusion of our discussion, her family was notified that she had been located.”
When police told Ismail where they found her, he told them about her anger toward YouTube. He claims police told the family she was “fine, and they would keep an eye on her,” according to CBSLA.
Nasim was the only person to be killed in her attack, as it appears she died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.