Ohio State University: Suspect dead, 10 hospitalized after campus attack


Ten people were taken to local hospitals with injuries following a car and knife attack on the campus of Ohio State University Monday morning, according to NBC News.

According to Ohio State University Police Chief Craig Stone, a male suspect drove a vehicle over a curb, striking pedestrians. The suspect then exited the vehicle and used a butcher knife to start cutting pedestrians.

Columbus police have confirmed that suspect is dead and two additional persons of interest have been taken into custody from a nearby parking garage, reports NBC News.

The university issued an "active shooter alert," but law enforcement confirmed some victims suffered knife wounds, not gunshots. Some students reported seeing a car plow into a group of students who were outside for a fire drill.

An active shooter alert was issued on OSU's campus Monday morning, instructing students to shelter in place. The OSU Emergency Management tweeted the shooter was in Watts Hall.

Multiple students reported on Twitter that they heard multiple gunshots, and one person claimed that a man "crashed [a] car through our group of people out for a fire alarm and got out with a knife and gun."

The Ohio State University Police tweeted a statement around 11:30 a.m. reading: "Shelter in Place lifted. Scene is now secure. ALL classes are canceled on Columbus campus for the remainder of the day."

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