There was an active shooter situation at Ohio State University, where at least nine people were wounded, with at least one person in critical condition. Above, you can see live coverage from Fox 10 above.
The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that nine people have been taken to the hospital and one suspect was killed. An OSU spokesman confirmed to the Associated Press that a suspect was shot and killed. NBC News reports that the suspect was identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a 18-year-old Somali-born student, citing multiple law enforcement sources.
Ohio State Police also told the Associated Press that the attacker “purposely drove over curb into pedestrians, got out and stabbed people with butcher knife.” Now, an OSU official has said that this person did not use a firearm, but they have not searched the vehicle yet.
Police are still searching the area and there is SWAT activity at a garage. A witness told NBC 4 that a fire alarm was pulled and, as people were evacuating, “a car came along and started hitting those who evacuated.”
The shooting was first reported around 10 a.m. at Watts Hall. The Ohio State Emergency Management team told students on Twitter to “Run Hide Fight,” a reference to a Department of Homeland security plan to handle active shooter situations. They later told students to seek shelter.
Four of the victims are being treated at Wexner Medical Center and have non-life threatening injuries.
Here’s a student talking about the shooting:
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