Published: Thu, December 01, 2016
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Ohio State tweets that active shooter is on campus

Ohio State tweets that active shooter is on campus

A Somali-born college student plowed his auto into a group of pedestrians at Ohio State University and began stabbing people with a butcher knife Monday before he was shot to death by a police officer.

He was stopped within minutes by a campus police officer with a gun - who fatally shot him.

Ohio State's Department of Public Safety website reported an active shooter on campus. He was a legal permanent resident from Somalia, according to NBC News' Tom Winter.

Officials identified the suspect as OSU student Abdul Razak Ali Artan.

He then saw the attacker, who said nothing, leave his auto before hearing the three gunshots fired by a police officer that ultimately felled Artan.

Four people remained hospitalized in fair condition on Tuesday after a auto and knife attack by an Ohio State University student that was being investigated as a possible terror attack, officials said. The man jumped out and began stabbing people with a butcher knife before being shot to death by a university police officer who arrived on the scene within a minute of the attack. None of Artan's victims died, but 11 people were taken to the hospital and Artan was killed by the police.

Horujko, 28, has been with the OSU Police Department for nearly two years, OSU Director for Public Safety Monica Moll said.

The shelter-in-place warning was lifted about an hour and half later and the campus was declared secure after police concluded there was no second attacker, as rumored.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A Somali-born student who carried out a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University stewed over the treatment of Muslims while apparently staying under the radar of federal law enforcement, underscoring the difficulty authorities face in identifying and stopping lone wolves bent on violence.

"There were several moments of chaos", she said.

LeMaster said she and others were eventually led outside the building and she saw a body on the ground.

After the situation was under control, classes were suspended for the day.

Around 10 a.m., the university's emergency management department tweeted "Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus".

During the just-completed presidential campaign, President-elect Donald Trump had called for a ban on Muslim travel to the USA, a proposal that prompted a storm of criticism.

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