Toulouse gunman seemed like a 'normal young man'

A man who met the Toulouse gunman, Mohammed Merah, at a nightclub just weeks before the shootings has said that he appeared to be a "normal young man". Mehdi Nedder, 31, said:

Three weeks ago he was in at a nightclub...This morning I hear we're talking about Al Qaeda. How can you change like that in three weeks?

Another acquaintance who only identified himself by his first name, Kamel, said:

[Merah] was respectful and generous...We never spoke about weapons, religion or politics, but cars, bikes, girls and sports.


Toulouse siege aftermath

The brother of Mohamed Merah has been charged in connection with the murder of seven people. In Toulouse thousands marched for tolerance.