Father: YouTube Shooter 'Hated' Company's Policies

He says he warned police about Nasim Aghdam
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2018 5:11 AM CDT
Updated Apr 4, 2018 6:27 AM CDT
This photo provided by the San Bruno Police Department shows Nasim Aghdam.   (Courtesy of San Bruno Police Department via AP)

(Newser) – The vegan activist believed to have opened fire at YouTube's headquarters Tuesday "hated" the company because it had stopped paying her for videos, her father says. Ismail Aghdam, father of Nasim Aghdam, tells the Bay Area News Group that he reported his daughter missing on Monday and warned police that she might go to YouTube's headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. Police say Aghdam was found sleeping in her car in Mountain View, about 30 miles away, at around 2am Tuesday, but officers released her after she refused to answer their questions. It's not clear whether they were aware of her father's warning. In other developments:

  • The victims. Police say they do not believe the three people Aghdam shot before turning the gun on herself were specifically targeted, the AP reports. San Francisco General Hospital says it is treating a 36-year-old man in critical condition, a 32-year-old woman in serious condition, and a 27-year-old woman in fair condition.

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