VIDEO: Ohio State University officials say suspect in attack shot and killed
At least nine people have been injured and one suspect is dead following a report of an active shooter at Ohio State University on Monday morning.
Just before 10 a.m., OSU Emergency Management & Fire Prevention issued an alert for the students and faculty to take shelter in place.
The suspect in the attack has now been identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a Somali born legal permanent resident, according to a U.S. official.
“Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College,” the warning said on Twitter. “Continue to shelter in place. Avoid area of College.”
Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.— OSU Emergency Mngmnt (@OSU_EMFP) November 28, 2016
Photos and video shared on social media show multiple police units responding to the university including Homeland Security. A command post has been set up on the campus.
Governor of Ohio, John Kasich, said on Twitter, “Ohio’s thoughts and prayers go out to the Ohio State community. Be safe, listen to first responders.”
Officials said eight people were sent to two different hospitals as a result of the situation at OSU.
A spokesman for Ohio State University says injuries in the attack on campus included stab wounds and being struck by a vehicle.
Ben Johnson said Monday that there were also other injuries that were being evaluated.
Both NBC News and ABC News reported that at least one suspect is dead following the incident at OSU.
Video footage showed heavily armed police escorting two men in handcuffs from what appeared to be a parking garage.
A witness in a chemical engineering building described to NBC News the “chaos” that unfolded early Monday.
“It’s not real, you go numb. It’s not supposed to happen,” Rachel Lemaster said. “It’s scary, it was really scary. We barricaded ourselves in our rooms like we were taught, turned off our lights and just hunkered down, but kept looking out the windows seeing what was going on.
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“It was chaos, people running and by the time we really got a good look, the cops were already running, the cops were already under control and the shooting already happened,” the faculty member explained.
Lemaster told the news station she asked police if she could mover her vehicle and police had informed her she couldn’t because there was a body outside of a loading dock.
“I guess I’m under the idea that it was one of shooters,” she said.
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Just after 11 a.m., the university lifted its shelter in place warning, saying “the scene is now secure,” but warned of a heavy police presence. All classes at the Columbus campus were cancelled for the remainder of the day.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center said the hospital is treating four victims as a result of the incident, all with non-life-threatening injuries.
“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,” the hospital said in a statement. “For patients at OSU Wexner Medical Center, normal operations and appointments will continue as scheduled.”
OSU campus is located just outside Columbus’ downtown core with nearly 60,000 students on its main campus.