Noah Green, the man who rammed Capitol police with his vehicle then attempted to attack them with a knife, was seen buying that very weapon not even two hours before the tragically fatal incident suggesting that the entire plot was premeditated.
Images of Green appear to be visible in security cam footage from a D.C. kitchen appliance store about 90 minutes before he was shot and killed after driving his car into a barricade at the Capitol.
District Cutlery is about a 10-minute drive from the Capitol and its there that Green allegedly purchased the blade found at the crime scene. The knife purchased in the store is identical to the one recovered by police after Green was shot down and killed.
It is reported that the knife is a Kurosaki Shizuku Sujihiki 270mm SC2 and retails for about $300.
According to eyewitnesses, Green was casual and calm while making his purchase, and nothing about his actions raised any concerns for those standing close by.
A motive for Green's attack has not yet been determined by police but the shopping footage appears to eliminate any doubt that this was a cold and calculated attack.