"She stated she had come to the area to stay with family and while she was now living out of her vehicle, she was in the process of looking for a job", authorities said in the statement. In their statement, they said that she appeared at a few demonstrations about nine years ago but dropped out of sight later.
Mountain View police objected to that characterization and in a statement Wednesday detailed their exchange with Aghdam's family.
KitGuru Says: Whether you agree or disagree with YouTube's censorship, I think it's risky to justify the frankly unstable actions of Aghdam as a by-product of the platform's actions.
For almost eight hours Wednesday, ATF agents searched Aghdam's family Menifee home and the home in San Diego where Aghdam lived with her 90-year-old grandma.
In a screenshot of the email uploaded on June 27, 2017, Aghdam rails against "discrimination and hatred problems against me", complaining of a "huge drop in views" after she began uploading videos in Farsi and Turkish.
Thanawala reported from San Francisco.
Investigators declined to say why they were there.
Police called Aghdam's father and brother to let them know she'd been found.
Two women wounded in the attack were released Wednesday from a San Francisco hospital.
"At no point during our roughly 20-minute interaction with her did she mention anything about YouTube, if she was upset with them, or that she had planned to harm herself or others", police said.
Police say so far the only connection they can find between her and YouTube is her anger that the service had recently changed how she was compensated for posting videos.
San Bruno Police Department received the first 911 phone call at 12:46 pm, and was on site by 12:48 pm.
San Diego sheriff's Lt. Karen Stubkjaer says Thursday that Nasim Aghdam's father never told deputies that she was in any danger when they took a report from him Monday. Four people, three suffering from gunshot wounds, were taken to local hospitals, police said.
- While investigators continue piecing together clues behind Tuesday's shooting at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., there are on-going questions over pitting the needs of law enforcement against the rights of everyday citizens. Police visited the range Wednesday.
YouTube's focus on the victims is quite clear, however a troublesome trend has spread across Twitter in light of Aghdam's crusade against censorship, dubbed #CensorshipKills.
Nasim Najagi Aghdam, the deceased Iranian-born woman who vlogged about living in the world that's rife with "injustice and diseases", was identified by California police as the one behind the incident, according to The Guardian. A 36-year-old man remains hospitalized in serious condition, the hospital said. Authorities described her as "calm and cooperative" during the talk, adding that her father and brother never mentioned anything about "potential acts of violence or a possibility of Aghdam lashing out as a result of her issues with her (YouTube) videos".
YouTube headquarters is located some 30 miles from the main Google campus in Mountain View. The headquarters has more than a thousand engineers and other employees in several buildings. YouTube has committed that it will be "revisiting this incident in detail", and the company will also be tightening security at all its offices in the USA and overseas.
Manny Mendoza, the store's rangemaster, confirmed the purchase Thursday afternoon but said the transaction was not memorable. "We have provided employees a helpline".