Video shows police talking to YouTube shooter hours before attack

Calvin Saunders
April 14, 2018

In releasing the body camera footage, Mountain View police said the department had confirmed that San Bruno authorities no longer needed the video as part of their investigation into the attack.

Taking her own life and just hrs before shooting three folks at rsquo & YouTube; s headquarters at California before this month, Nasim Aghdam informed authorities she had no intention of damaging others or herself.

The video, however, shows a calm and collected Nasim Aghdam as officers asked her why her family in San Diego had reported her as an at risk missing person.

After officers wake her up, Aghdam tells them that she left her home in San Diego because she was not getting along with her family. "Are you Nasim? You're reported as missing", the officer said.

The officers later ask - "You don't want to hurt yourself, do you?" Eventually, one of the officers asks her why she chose Mountain View. "Based on our officers' interaction with Aghdam, including the fact that she had answered all of our questions cooperatively and thoroughly, there was no legal reason for us to remain on scene questioning her". Aghdam's father, Ismail Aghdam of San Diego County, was contacted by Mountain View Police that she had been found and was all right.

About 10 hours later, Aghdam would injure three before killing herself while shooting up on an employee patio at YouTube headquarters about 25 miles north. However, PIO Nelson said that officers did not re-contact Nasim Aghdam.

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And later, her father explained to reporters that she felt she hadn't been properly compensated by YouTube for her videos on vegan activism.

Police did not ask her if she had a gun.

Police did not ask if she had any weapons in her auto. Aghdam was sleeping inside and a check of her records did not reveal any instances or threats of violence. They ask her if she was on any medication and Aghdam shook her head no.

In the press release, Mountain View police cited the Penal Code section that defines what constitutes an "at risk" person, which includes but is not limited to "a person missing because of circumstances including being the victim of a crime or foul play, needing medical attention, having no pattern of running away or disappearing, being the victim of parent/family abduction, or being mentally impaired".

One officer found Aghdam's vehicle about 1:40 a.m. April 3. She told police she did not tell her family where she was going.

About an hour later, police said, the father, Ismail Aghdam, called the officer back and told him his daughter had become upset about YouTube changes that had impacted her videos about living a vegan lifestyle.

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