COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A director of public safety says a man who drove a car into pedestrians and began stabbing people at Ohio State was a student at the school.
Ohio State Department of Public Safety Director Monica Moll also identified the now-deceased suspect as Abdul Razak Ali Artan.
A U.S. official earlier told The Associated Press that he was born in Somalia and living in the United States as a legal permanent resident. The official wasn’t authorized to publicly discuss details of the ongoing case and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
Authorities say Artan was shot to death by a police officer Monday morning shortly after he drove up onto a curb into pedestrians, got out of the car and began stabbing people with a butcher knife.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A spokesman for Ohio State University says injuries in the attack on campus included stab wounds and being struck by a vehicle.
Ben Johnson said Monday that there were also other injuries that were being evaluated.
He says campus will remain open, but classes will be canceled for the rest of the day.
The university had sent a series of tweets at around 10 a.m. Monday saying there was an active shooter on campus and that students should run, hide or fight. About an hour and a half later, the university said a shelter-in-place warning had been lifted and the scene was secure.
At least eight people have been sent to hospitals.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Police confirm the suspect involved in an active shooter situation on the campus of The Ohio State University is now dead. Nine victims are currently being treated.
Columbus fire officials said eight people were transported to local hospitals. Seven of those victims are in stable condition and one victim is in critical condition. A ninth victim is being treated on scene and may or may not be transported to the hospital.
The shelter in place was lifted just after 11:30 a.m. after police secured the scene. All classes for the rest of the day at Ohio State have been canceled.
The alert was first issued for an active shooter on Ohio State University’s Campus, Monday morning at about 9:56 a.m. The alert said, “Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.”
A following alert told students to “continue to shelter in place. Wait for Police officers directions. Please contact Police / 9-1-1 only if you have information.”
The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center issued the following statement just after 11am Monday morning.
Our priority is to ensure the health and safety of our patients, visitors and employees. At this time, we are taking the appropriate steps, including collaborating with local authorities, to understand what has occurred and to manage the situation. At this time, we are treating four victims at OSU Wexner Medical Center, none with life-threatening injuries. As we gather information, we’ll post updates on our Intranet, website and online media room. For patients at OSU Wexner Medical Center, normal operations and appointments will continue as scheduled.
Sophomore Wyatt Crosher said he heard what he thought was gunfire coming from a class building.
“My roommate and I heard about three or four gunshots from across the street, and soon after we heard a bunch of police and ambulances pull up across the street,” the 19-year-old said.
“I was going to class and just all the people were running and I was really nervous I was like oh crap,” said 5th year senior Scott Bedle. “I saw people running cop sirens everything.”
Ohio Governor John Kasich weighed in on Twitter saying, “Ohio’s thoughts and prayers go out to the Ohio State community. Be safe, listen to first responders.”
Facebook activated its safety check feature following news of the campus shooting.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Firefighters say at least seven people have been transported after the active shooter was reported on campus.
The nature of the injuries are not known at this time.
An alert was issued for an active shooter on Ohio State University’s Campus, Monday morning.
Ohio State University Police sent the alert at about 9:56 a.m.
The alert said, “Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.”
COLUMBUS, Ohio. (WJTV) — Ohio State University has issued an active shooter alert for its campus.
The school tweeted about the alert Monday, saying there was an active shooter on campus near Watts Hall at 19th and College.
They are asking students and staff to take shelter and avoid the area until further notice.