UPDATE: 4:15 PM (EST) – The suspect in this morning’s attack on OSU campus has been identified as 18-year-old Somalian refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan.
Motives are still being investigated but early indications are that this is another Islamic Terror attack on US soil.
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) November 28, 2016
The officer who encountered the suspect and immediately ended the threat is 28-year-old Alan Horujko.
UPDATE: 1:35 PM (EST) – The suspect in this morning’s attack that wounded 10 people, one critically is being investigated for links to Islamic terrorism, according to multiple news reports.
UPDATE: 1:00 PM (EST) – During the first press conference following the attack, the Director of Public Safety at Ohio State University has confirmed that the suspect drove into a crowd of people who were gathered outside an on-campus building.
The suspect then exited his vehicle with a ‘butcher knife’ and began attacking individuals.
There are 10 individuals injured, who were either struck by the vehicle or stabbed by the suspect.
The incident was initially reported at 9:52 AM (local) and the responding officer called in shots fired at 9:53 AM, after fatally shooting the suspect.
UPDATE: 12:13 PM (EST) – The suspected shooter injured most of the victims by first driving his car into a crowd of people, then getting out and stabbing several individuals with a knife before being shot by police.
The deceased suspect is described as a black male in dark clothing, according to CNN.
There is a conflicting report by the Columbus Dispatch indicating there were two attackers that hopped out of the vehicle, one with a large kitchen knife, and the other with a gun.
PDATE: 11:37 AM (EST) – The shelter in place order has been lifted. It is now believed that the deceased shooting suspect was the only attacker.
UPDATE: 11:20 AM (EST) – Nine people have been wounded, and the suspected shooter has been killed following following today’s shooting at Ohio State University.
Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.
— OSU Emergency Mngmnt (@OSU_EMFP) November 28, 2016
Other reports indicate that police are still searching for possible second suspect and there is a heavy police presence surrounding a parking garage.
EARLIER: COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University is telling students that there’s an active shooter on campus and they should “Run Hide Fight.”
Ohio State’s official Twitter page retweeted a post from OSU Emergency Management saying there is an active shooter on campus in Columbus on Monday morning.
The tweet says: “Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.” Watts Hall is a materials science and engineering building.
No more information was immediately available. A Columbus police dispatcher declined to comment on the reports, but police vehicles were seen at the scene.
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