One suspect dead, 9 injured after attack at Ohio State University
At least one suspect is dead and 9 people have been sent to the hospital, after a chaotic attack involving a knife and car took place Monday on the campus of Ohio State University, officials said.
A Columbus Fire Department official told Fox News that 10 people were transported to the hospital, with one in critical condition.
A statement released by Ohio State University said that the injuries included stab wounds and being struck by a vehicle. Other injuries are currently being evaluated at this time.
Law enforcement sources told The Columbus Dispatch that the car initially rammed into Watts Hall, about 9:40 a.m., and at least two people got out of the vehicle, one had a gun and the other wielding a large knife.
Officials have reported to Fox News, that a Somali man in his 20s was behind the attack, the suspect’s name has not been released and the motive behind the attack is still unclear, but investigators are not ruling out anything at this point.
The alert of an active shooter on campus went out this morning in a campus-wide alert around 9:56 a.m.
The 58,000-student main campus in downtown Columbus is one of the nation’s largest.
ORIGINAL STORY (AP): 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.