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Officers Had Contact with YouTube Shooter Night Before Attack

April 04, 2018  | 

The night before Nasim Aghdam opened fire in a courtyard at YouTube’s San Bruno, CA, headquarters Tuesday afternoon, Mountain View police found the San Diego woman sleeping in her car.

“Our officers made contact with the woman after the license plate of her vehicle matched that of a missing person out of Southern California,” said Mountain View Police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.

“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.”

She had been reported missing by her family in Southern California. Police called the family at 2 a.m. Tuesday to say she’d been found. Her father Ismail Aghdam says he told police she might be going to YouTube because she “hated” the company. Police say that information was not provided to them until they let the woman go.

The family says it didn't know she had a gun.

In an interview Tuesday night with the Bay Area News Group, Ismail Aghdam said his 38-year-old daughter told her family a couple of weeks ago that YouTube had been censoring her videos and stopped paying her for her content.

In the interview, her father said the family knew nothing about Nasim owning a gun. “Maybe she bought one” recently, he said.

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