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Post by Original Quill on Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:45 pm

New York Times wrote:Shooting Reported at YouTube Headquarters in San Bruno
By MAGGIE ASTOR and MAYA SALAMAPRIL 3, 2018



The police in San Bruno, Calif., confirmed a shooting at YouTube’s headquarters on Tuesday afternoon. Several people were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

“We can confirm there is an active shooter,” said a woman who answered the phone at the San Bruno Police Department. She hung up before giving her name.

The department also confirmed on Twitter that it was responding to a shooting at 901 Cherry Avenue, the address of the YouTube office, and cautioned people to avoid the area.

Lisa Kim, a spokeswoman for Stanford Health Care Center, said it was expecting four to five patients. Brent Andrew, a spokesman for San Francisco General Hospital, did not immediately respond to phone calls or an email seeking comment, but told CBS San Francisco that the hospital had also received patients.



Vadim Lavrusik, a YouTube employee who formerly worked for The New York Times, tweeted that there was an “active shooter at YouTube HQ” and that he had “heard shots and saw people running while at my desk.” He said that he was barricaded inside a room with co-workers, but moments later tweeted that he had been safely evacuated.

"Heard shots and saw people running while at my desk. Now barricaded inside a room with coworkers."

Footage broadcast by CNN showed people leaving the building in single file with their hands raised above their heads. Separate footage showed a large crowd of people lining up to be frisked, one by one, by the police.

Cameron Rogers Polan, a spokeswoman for the San Francisco Division of the F.B.I., said in an email that the agency was “closely monitoring the situation” and was in contact with the San Bruno police.

“We are currently standing by to assist San Bruno should they request,” she said.

The San Francisco division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives tweeted that it, too, was responding to the shooting.

Google, which owns YouTube, said on Twitter that it was “coordinating with authorities” and would provide more information when it was available.

Matt Stevens, Liam Stack and Daniel Victor contributed reporting.

Female suspect in shooting at YouTube's headquarters died of apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police say.  Three known victims, one serious, taken to San Francisco General Hospital. Other hospitals have received patients, but unknown if they were gun-shot victims.

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Post by Original Quill on Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:50 pm

CBS News wrote:
YouTube shooting: Nasim Aghdam shoots 3 before killing herself at San Bruno HQ

By JUSTIN CARISSIMO CBS NEWS April 4, 2018, 8:11

Terrified employees fled as gunfire rang out at YouTube's sprawling headquarters in San Bruno, California, on Tuesday, prompting a massive police response and evacuation as victims were transported to nearby hospitals. San Bruno police identified the suspect late Tuesday as Nasim Najafi Aghdam, 39, who was found dead from what authorities believe is a self-inflicted gunshot wound.



San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said three people were transported to local hospitals with gunshot wounds.

His department said it is working to identify a motive for the shooting. Earlier reports indicated the suspect may have known one of the victims, but police said late Tuesday that "at this time there is no evidence that the shooter knew the victims of this shooting or that individuals were specifically targeted."

Nasim Najafi Aghdam thought YouTube was "ruining her life," family says

Barberini said police arrived on scene at 12:48 p.m. local time and encountered frantic employees fleeing the building. "It was very chaotic as you can imagine," he said.

Responding officers encountered one victim with a gunshot wound toward the front of the building before finding the deceased suspect, Barberini said. Several minutes later, police located two additional victims at an adjacent building.

Barberini later said the suspect used a handgun and there was no further threat to the community.

San Bruno police investigate motive
Police said they are investigating the motive for the shooting, but Aghdam's videos and website are filled with criticism of YouTube. Sources said she initially asked for one of the male victims by name, and that she used 9mm handgun during the shooting.

Jaclyn Schildkraut, an expert on mass shootings research and assistant professor at the State University of New York (SUNY), told CBS News it was "very uncommon" to see a female suspect carry out this type of shooting.

Women made up of only four percent of mass shooting suspects in the U.S. between 1966 and 2016, Schildkraut said. However, Tuesday's shooting might not fit the definition of a mass shooting. The Gun Violence Archive defines it as four or more people shot or killed --  excluding the shooter.

Suspect criticized YouTube
The suspect's father, Ismail Aghdam, told CBS Los Angeles his daughter had gone missing for several days, and that he called police because he was concerned over her recent anger at YouTube. He said police eventually found his daughter and said she was in a car in Mountain View, about 28 miles south of San Bruno.

When the family realized she was close to YouTube's headquarters, they told police she said the company was "ruining her life." He said police told the family they would keep an eye on her. The family believes she did not know anyone at YouTube personally.

A Mountain View Police spokesperson confirmed to CBS News that they located a woman by the same name asleep inside a car early Tuesday. They confirmed that this was a missing person from Southern California and had notified her family.

Ismail Aghdam told Mercury News his daughter was angry because the company stopped paying for content she posted online.

Her website accuses "new closed-minded" YouTube employees of reducing her view count, suppressing her and discouraging her from creating content on the video platform. In a now-deleted video, she complained that YouTube began filtering her page and adding age restrictions her videos.

Hospital update on victims
A spokesman for San Francisco General Hospital told CBS News it has received three patients: 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.

Heavily armed police surrounded the facility, with armed SWAT vehicles stationed outside. Police officers could be seen patting down employees evacuating the campus to a nearby parking lot, where they were surrounded by police cars.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Cheeto-Faced Ferret-Wearing Shit Gibbon has been briefed on the shooting and they are "monitoring the ongoing situation."

Mr. Trump tweeted his "thoughts and prayers" to everyone involved:

Was just briefed on the shooting at YouTube’s HQ in San Bruno, California. Our thoughts and prayers are with everybody involved. Thank you to our phenomenal Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders that are currently on the scene.

2:49 PM - Apr 3, 2018

The FBI and San Francisco Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) said it was responding to the scene. [Trump excluded the FBI from his praise above.]

Several employees tweeted they heard gunfire Tuesday afternoon. Vadim Lavrusik said he barricaded himself and others inside a room before they were able to escape safely.

Todd Sherman, a product manager at the company, tweeted that he "saw blood drips on the floor and stairs."

Google, YouTube's parent company, said in a statement that they are "coordinating with authorities and will provide official information here from Google and YouTube as it becomes available."

Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company is doing everything it can to support the victims and their families.

"I know a lot of you are in shock right now. Over the coming days, we will continue to provide support to help everyone in our Google family heal from this unimaginable tragedy," Pichai said in a statement.

Where is San Bruno?
YouTube's headquarters is about 12 miles south of downtown San Francisco, close to San Francisco International Airport. It encompasses about 200,000 square feet, and YouTube leases the building from Gap, Inc., according to a 2017 article in the San Francisco Business Times.

Google says there are more than 1,100 employees at the office and that YouTube is San Bruno's largest employer, with a variety of people dedicated engineering and sales. About 43,000 residents live in the city.

The owner of a nearby restaurant told CBS News he was outside smoking a cigarette when he heard several pops. Denny, who didn't want to give his last name, said there was a brief pause in the gunfire before it continued. He said he heard a total of about 15 to 17 shots.

"It went on for awhile, those shots, it wasn't like emptying the clip like 'boom boom boom,' it was more of a slower pace," Denny said.

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Post by Syl on Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:09 pm

Sounds like another nutter....she drove for 10 hours because she had a grudge against YouTube for censoring some of her videos?
Then opened fire at innocent people before topping herself.

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Post by Original Quill on Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:15 pm

It is unusual for a woman to resort to shooting up a place. Statistics say that less than 4% of shooters (schools, workplace, etc.) are female.

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Post by Syl on Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:29 pm

Yes, Maddog mentioned that a few weeks ago.

The song 'I don't like Mondays' by the Boomtown rats was written after a schoolgirl shot teachers and kids at her school.
When asked why she allegedly replied "I don't like Mondays"

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:21 am

Suspect

I've said it before, and I will say it again...

Most of those self-described "vegans" are raving looney nutbags..
Nor does she look like any kind of "bodybuilder" that I've seen before..             booby shake

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Post by eddie on Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:49 pm

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:Suspect

I've said it before, and I will say it again...

Most of those self-described "vegans" are raving looney nutbags..
Nor does she look like any kind of "bodybuilder" that I've seen before..             booby shake

You’re not only a “dietist” and a “mental healthist” you’re also racist as you didn’t wail about her colour....

I mean, that’s how you lot debate nowadays, isn’t it?

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Post by eddie on Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:51 pm

Original Quill wrote:It is unusual for a woman to resort to shooting up a place.  Statistics say that less than 4% of shooters (schools, workplace, etc.) are female.


Perhaps she hated white people and she was racist.

That seems to be the standard answer on here.

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Post by Original Quill on Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:30 pm

eddie wrote:
Original Quill wrote:It is unusual for a woman to resort to shooting up a place.  Statistics say that less than 4% of shooters (schools, workplace, etc.) are female.


Perhaps she hated white people and she was racist.  

That seems to be the standard answer on here.

She does speak Farsi, I read, and that suggests that she is Iranian. But so far authorities are treating her like a nut-job who got carried away with her beef against YouTube.

Her own family says they tried to warn authorities about her. However, they are still investigating.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:50 pm

eddie wrote:
WhoseYourWolfie wrote:Suspect

I've said it before, and I will say it again...

Most of those self-described "vegans" are raving looney nutbags..
Nor does she look like any kind of "bodybuilder" that I've seen before..             booby shake

You’re not only a “dietist” and a “mental healthist” you’re also racist as you didn’t wail about her colour....

I mean, that’s how you lot debate nowadays, isn’t it?

scratch

"you lot..."

What the hell are you gibbering about now, eddie ???

Who are this "you lot" supposed to be..

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:54 pm

eddie wrote:
Original Quill wrote:It is unusual for a woman to resort to shooting up a place.  Statistics say that less than 4% of shooters (schools, workplace, etc.) are female.


Perhaps she hated white people and she was racist.  

That seems to be the standard answer on here.

Rolling Eyes

What "racism" would that be, than ??

As she herself is "white", (i.e. she's clearly Caucasian..).

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Post by Syl on Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:08 pm

Nasim Aghdam was born in Iran and identified herself as a Persian vegan bodybuilder on social media.

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Post by Original Quill on Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:12 pm

Syl wrote:Nasim Aghdam was born in Iran and identified herself as a Persian vegan bodybuilder on social media.

I may have glanced over that, but I did catch that she delivered some/many of her exercise videos speaking in Farsi, the language of Iran.  So, we reached the same conclusion by different avenues.

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Post by HoratioTarr on Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:17 pm

Syl wrote:Sounds like another nutter....she drove for 10 hours because she had a grudge against YouTube for censoring some of her videos?
Then opened fire at innocent people before topping herself.

That's what eating nothing but nuts and tofu does to you.
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