UPDATE: Official: Oklahoma beheading suspect a bit 'weird'

Sep 27, 2014 5:14 PM

A spokesman for an Oklahoma City Islamic group says a man accused of beheading one woman and attacking another at a food processing plant from which he was fired was seen as "a little odd" and "a little weird" by those who attended the same mosque he did.

Saad Mohammed, director of information for the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, says 30-year-old Alton Nolen began worshipping at one of the group's mosques in May and that he has seen him there several times since.

He says Nolen wasn't outgoing and that his behavior didn't raise any red flags. Mohammed says Nolen's actions do not reflect the beliefs of Islam.

Police say Nolen, who was shot by a company official, remains hospitalized in stable condition. He's regained consciousness and has been interviewed by investigators. Authorities say he'll be charged with first-degree murder on Monday.


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