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Shooting at YouTube's California headquarters

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The woman identified by police as the attacker who wounded three people at YouTube’s headquarters in California was a vegan blogger who accused the video-sharing service of discriminating against her, according to her online profile.

Police said 39-year-old Nasim Najafi Aghdam from San Diego was behind Tuesday’s shooting at YouTube’s offices in Silicon Valley, south of San Francisco, where the company owned by Alphabet Inc’s Google employs nearly 2,000 people.

A man was in critical condition and two women were seriously wounded in the attack, which ended when Aghdam shot and killed herself.

Californian media reported that Aghdam’s family had warned the authorities that she may target YouTube prior to the shooting. Her father Ismail Aghdam told The Mercury News that he had told police that she might be going to YouTube’s headquarters because she “hated” the company. (Reuters)



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Officers run toward a YouTube office in San Bruno, Calif., April 3, 2018. (Photo: Jeff Chiu/AP)


This undated photo provided by the San Bruno Police Department shows Nasim Aghdam. Law enforcement officials have identified Aghdam as the person who opened fire with a handgun, Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., wounding several people before fatally shooting herself in what is being investigated as a domestic dispute, according to authorities. (Courtesy of San Bruno Police Department via AP)


A police officer and crime scene markers are seen at Youtube headquarters following an active shooter situation in San Bruno, Calif., April 3, 2018. (Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters)


Armed law enforcement personnel exit an armored vehicle outside YouTube headquarters, Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in San Bruno, Calif. A woman opened fire at YouTube headquarters Tuesday, setting off a panic among employees and wounding several people before fatally shooting herself, police and witnesses said. (Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)


This image taken from video from KGO-TV shows people walk away from the YouTube headquarters area after being searched as police respond to reports of a shooting at the headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., Tuesday, April 3, 2018. A woman opened fire at YouTube headquarters Tuesday, setting off a panic among employees and wounding several people before fatally shooting herself, police and witnesses said. (Photo: KGO-TV via AP)


YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki (R) is seen near Youtube headquarters following an active shooter situation in San Bruno, Calif., April 3, 2018. (Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters)


Police search a building at YouTube’s corporate headquarters as an active shooter situation was underway in San Bruno, California on April 03, 2018. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)


San Mateo County SWAT team officers are seen near Youtube headquarters following an active shooter situation in San Bruno, Calif., April 3, 2018. (Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters)


Officers walk near a YouTube office in San Bruno, Calif., April 3, 2018. (Photo: Jeff Chiu/AP)


Police officers are seen at Youtube headquarters following an active shooter situation in San Bruno, Calif., April 3, 2018. (Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters)


This image taken from video from KGO-TV shows a person is searched as police respond to reports of a shooting at YouTube headquarters in the city of San Bruno, Calif., on April 3, 2018. City Manager Connie Jackson says there have been multiple 911 calls reporting a shooting and that police and fire officials have responded. (Photo: KGO-TV via AP)


Law enforcement stands watch outside of the YouTube headquarters on April 3, 2018 in San Bruno, Calif. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)


Law enforcement officials react following a shooting at the headquarters of YouTube in San Bruno, Calif. on April 3, 2018. (Photo: Graeme Macdonald/Via Reuters)


Media gather outside during an active shooting at YouTube’s offices in San Bruno, Calif. on April 3, 2018. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)


Police walk outside of the YouTube headquarters on April 3, 2018 in San Bruno, Calif. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)


Police walk outside of the YouTube headquarters on April 3, 2018 in San Bruno, Calif. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)


San Bruno police chief Ed Barberini speaks to members of the media outside of the YouTube headquarters on April 3, 2018 in San Bruno, Calif. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)


Law enforcement officials react following a possible shooting at the headquarters of YouTube in San Bruno,Calif. on April 3, 2018. (Photo: Graeme Macdonald/Via Reuters)


Police in tactical gear walk outside of the YouTube headquarters on April 3, 2018 in San Bruno, Calif. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)


The offices of YouTube are seen in the distance outside after an active shooting at YouTube’s offices in San Bruno, Calif. on April 3, 2018. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)