Neighbor claims Ohio State attacker acted unusual night before


The next door neighbor of Ohio State attacker Abdul Razak Ali Artan said his behavior changed the night before the attack.

"My daughter saw him when she left Sunday night and she said normally he's all happy and she felt he was a little off than normal. When he looked up at her, he just sort of hung his head back down," said Louann Carnahan.

She recalled seeing Artan with his brother and a friend talking loudly outside late Sunday night.

Carnahan added this was far different than Artan's usual behavior.

"Actually, [he] would help my daughter with getting diaper bags and kids out of her car when she would come over and visit," said Carnahan. "He even interacted with us, spoke to us, hit the ball over to my children in the pool just a normal - in my perception - kid."

Neighbors say around seven family members lived in the apartment with Artan.

CBS News and Catholic Charities of Dallas report Artan's mother and six siblings arrived in Texas from Pakistan in June 2014 as Somalian Refugees.

They moved to Ohio the same month. Artan then spent two years at Columbus State Community College - graduating with an associates degree. He transferred to The Ohio State University, majoring in logistics.

Artan's resume obtained by CBS News shows his specialty was in internet technology.

From Catholic Charities of Dallas President & CEO, Dave Woodyard:

As a charitable organization focused on helping those in need, we are deeply saddened by the events in Columbus, Ohio, and are praying for the victims and their families, the Ohio State University community, and all those impacted by this tragedy.

Catholic Charities of Dallas has been contacted by law enforcement in connection with the investigation into yesterday’s events at Ohio State University. We have responded to law enforcement requests for information regarding an individual whose name matches the name of a family member that Catholic Charities provided with shelter, clothing, and other basic humanitarian services for a short time in 2014.

We remain in contact with the authorities and intend to assist in their investigation in any way we can. Out of respect for the various ongoing investigations into the incident, we ask that further inquiries be directed to the appropriate law enforcement officials.

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