A suspected attacker was dead at the scene, Columbus Police told WCMH-TV.
Students and others tweeted photos from the chaotic scene as the university advised those on campus to “run, hide, fight” because of the active shooter.
Photos showed what appeared to be a body on the ground on a sidewalk:
Another photo taken from the scene showed the body from another angle:
The body was outside Watts Hall, a science and engineering building:
Other students tweeted photos showing they were barricaded inside classrooms:
Two men were seen being removed from a parking garage near the scene in handcuffs:
Students and other witnesses said a fire alarm was pulled prior to the incident, causing people to exit buildings into the street and onto sidewalks. According to reports from witnesses on Twitter, a person in a car drove into the crowd of people and then exited the car with a gun and knife, attacking people:
Police were also checking suspicious packages, including backpacks left abandoned by students:
Here are other photos from the scene taken by witnesses and reporters:
Read more about the shooting at the link below: