Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.
— OSU Emergency Mngmnt (@OSU_EMFP) November 28, 2016
The fake news impresarios of the MSM are still saying that the “motive remains unclear” even though it is beyond clear that this is a classic jihad attack, and was patterned after the attack in Nice earlier this year. His name is Abdul Artan.
Excerpted From NBC News: An Ohio State University student plowed a car into a campus crowd, then jumped out and started stabbing people with a butcher knife before being shot dead by police Monday morning, officials said.
Nine people were taken to hospitals after the ambush, and one was in critical condition. The incident was initially reported as an “active shooter” situation, but the suspect did not shoot anyone.
A police officer was on the scene within a minute and killed the assailant. “He engaged the suspect and eliminated the threat,” OSU Police Chief Craig Stone said.
Law enforcement officials told NBC News the suspect’s name is Abdul Artan, an 18-year-old student at the university. He was a Somali refugee who left his homeland with his family in 2007, lived in Pakistan and then came to the United States in 2014 as a legal permanent resident of the United States, officials said.
“This was done on purpose,” Stone said.
Excerpted From USA Today: A man crashed his vehicle into pedestrians on the Ohio State campus in Columbus on Monday, then slashed students with a butcher knife before being fatally shot by a university police officer, authorities said.
Nine people were rushed to hospitals and one was in critical condition, according to university Police Chief Craig Stone.
The drama began shortly before 10 a.m. ET, when the suspect deliberately drove up over the curb and began his attack, Stone said. He said the officer arrived about a minute later and engaged the suspect.
“We are very fortunate that an OSUPD officer was there and took quick action,” Stone said.
Stone did not reveal the attackers identity. Multiple media reports, including NBC News, described him as an 18-year-old native of Somalia.
Columbus Police Chief Chief Kim Jacobs, whose officers also responded to the attack, said terrorism had not been ruled out. “That’s why our federal partners are here and helping,” she said.
Homeland Security Adviser Lisa Monaco briefed President Obama on the incident, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said. He said FBI agents in Columbus were assisting with the investigation.
Police respond to reports of an active shooter on campus at Ohio State University on Nov. 28, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. Tom Dodge, The Columbus Dispatch, via AP
“Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College” the university’s emergency management agency tweeted within minutes of the attack. “Run hide fight” is emergency protocol used to warn people to flee if possible, hide from the shooter and, if all else fails, fight for your life.
Stone said it did not immediately appear that the attacker used a gun. The alert, however, apparently was sent after the suspect was fatally shot.
A short time later, the agency tweeted a warning to “Continue to shelter in place in north campus area. Follow directions of Police on scene.”
A SWAT team, K9 and bomb squad units and scores of law enforcement officials descended on the sprawling campus. Less than two hours after the first alert, university police said the shelter-in-place order was lifted and the “scene was secure.” Classes were canceled for the rest of the day.
“We prepare for situations like this but we hope we never have one,” school President Michael Drake said.
Student Harrison Roth tweeted a picture from inside a classroom, with chairs stacked up to block the door.
“I’m safe in a barricaded room,” he said in the tweet. “If you’re on campus, get in a room and stay safe.”
COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police confirm the suspect involved in an active shooter situation on the campus of The Ohio State University is now dead. Nine victims are currently being treated.
Columbus fire officials tell NBC4 eight people were transported to local hospitals. Seven of those victims are in stable condition and one victim is in critical condition. A ninth victim is being treated on scene and may or may not be transported to the hospital.
All classes for the rest of the day at Ohio State have been canceled.
An alert was issued for an active shooter on Ohio State University’s Campus, Monday morning. Ohio State University Police sent the alert at about 9:56am.
The alert said, “Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.”
A following alert told students to “continue to shelter in place. Wait for Police officers directions. Please contact Police / 9-1-1 only if you have information.”
The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center issued the following statement just after 11am Monday morning.
Our priority is to ensure the health and safety of our patients, visitors and employees. At this time, we are taking the appropriate steps, including collaborating with local authorities, to understand what has occurred and to manage the situation. At this time, we are treating four victims at OSU Wexner Medical Center, none with life-threatening injuries. As we gather information, we’ll post updates on our Intranet, website and online media room. For patients at OSU Wexner Medical Center, normal operations and appointments will continue as scheduled.
Sophomore Wyatt Crosher said he heard what he thought was gunfire coming from a class building.
“My roommate and I heard about three or four gunshots from across the street, and soon after we heard a bunch of police and ambulances pull up across the street,” the 19-year-old said.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At least 8 people have reportedly been injured in a mass shooting at Ohio State University.
Columbus Fire Department officials tell CBS affiliate WBNS that 8 people have been transported to area hospitals.
Seven of those patients were reportedly stable, at least one of them critical.
Law enforcement say one suspect has been shot and is dead.
Police tell WBNS that the incident started around 9:30 a.m. this morning when a vehicle ran into the chemical engineering building.
Some reports coming in say that some of the victims have been stabbed, with at least 4 being shot.
Some students on campus report that there could possibly be a second shooter, but police have not confirmed that.
A live feed from WBNS-TV showed police leading two people away in handcuffs from a parking garage.
A tweet went out alerting students of the situation.
I'm safe in a barricaded room. If you're on campus, get in a room and stay safe. pic.twitter.com/Gaw7gjTx6w
— Harrison Roth (@goisles29) November 28, 2016