Ohio State University Suspect Shot and Killed; 10 Injured in Campus Attack

The suspect reportedly carjacked a vehicle and then drove it into a group of people before getting out and slashing people with a butcher knife.

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Updated Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, 8:46 p.m. EST: The suspect in the Ohio State University attack has been identified as 20-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a logistics-management major in the College of Business at Ohio State, the Columbus Dispatch reports. The officer who shot and killed Artan has been identified as Ohio State University Police Officer Alan Horujko, 28, who has been with the Police Department since January 2015. Horujko was not injured in the shooting.

Updated Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, 2:23 p.m. EST: The suspect in the Ohio State University attack was shot and killed, CNN reports. The suspect reportedly carjacked a vehicle and then drove it into a group of people standing on a street corner at the university. The suspect then exited the vehicle and began slashing people using a butcher knife, according to CNN.

Ten people have been hospitalized and nine are reportedly in stable condition. One of those hospitalized is in critical condition, Columbus Fire spokeswoman Rebecca Diehm told CNN.

“A suspect has been shot and reported deceased,” the university said. “Victim injuries include stab wounds, injury by motor vehicle and other injuries that are being evaluated.”

Updated Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, 11:56 a.m. EST: Eight people were taken to hospitals after an incident Monday morning on the Ohio State University campus initially reported as an “active shooter.”

Law-enforcement officials told NBC News that several students were attacked with a large knife. The campus was put on lockdown early Monday morning after reports of an active shooter. The lockdown was lifted at 11:30 a.m., and the university reports that the “scene is now secure.”

It is unclear whether the suspect or suspects have been detained, but the news station is reporting that two men were seen being led away in handcuffs.

While there has been no official word about what took place, one student told NBC News that she saw a car plow into a crowd of people who’d evacuated a building.

“This car just swerved and ran into a whole group of people,” Nicole Kreinbrink told the news station. “It hit a cop really bad. All these people were running and screaming and yelling.”

Another student told NBC News that he heard gunfire.

“I heard gunshots from my dorm, probably six or seven,” said Stephen Yunker, 18, a freshman who lives a few blocks from where the incident occurred.

Earlier:

An active shooter has been reported on the Ohio State University campus, according to a tweet sent from the university’s Department of Public Safety.

Around 10 a.m., Ohio State sent out this tweet:

While the initial tweet encouraged fighting as a possible strategy, subsequent tweets are now urging all to stay in hidden places and to avoid campus altogether.

This story is breaking; please check back for updates.

 

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