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."

Latest tweets on the situation:

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Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.
Buckeye Alert: Continue to shelter in place. Avoid area of College. More information to follow.
The police shot the person in my picture so I'm assuming that it was a shooter. People said that he had a knife
Well I'm in lockdown for an active shooter that I heard loud and clear about 2-3 buildings down.
Scary scene at Ohio State. There is currently an active shooter on campus, please help spread the word. #OhioState https://t.co/fUBD8SIP4b
Search for @OhioState shooter now focusing on possible parking garage according to scanner reports. Multiple Nbc4 crews heading there now.
@NickGLange13 heard 5 or 6 gunshots + i believe someone was on the ground. Can see it from my dorm
On the police scanner: there is a suspect package (bomb) do not go outside
Everyone stay safe -- Monitoring this situation closely. Thoughts and prayers with everyone on campus. https://t.co/GbDkiwfi9D
BREAKING: at least one person has been transported -- unsure of what injuries following reports of shots fired on OSU's campus.
UPDATE: ABC-6 reports three people were shot on the OSU campus.
I'm ok. Man crashed car through our group of people out for a fire alarm and got out with a knife and gun. Please be safe OSU.
From the watts building director https://t.co/PXTXVrYT5D
Backpack being inspected by bomb squad at Ohio State. Courtesy: Bobby Griffith https://t.co/AjBL8QOqXu
BREAKING: 7 people have been transported per Columbus Fire from OSU's campus following reports of an active shooter on campus.
One @OhioState professor tells @NBC4 a colleague was slashed with a machete on the OSU campus in Watts Hall. #Breaking
Ohio's thoughts and prayers go out to the Ohio State community. Be safe, listen to first responders. https://t.co/5qtfH3Fb6d
I'm safe in a barricaded room. If you're on campus, get in a room and stay safe. https://t.co/Gaw7gjTx6w
FBI, @ColumbusPolice and others assisting @OSUPOLICE who are leading this active shooter response. Continue to monitor for updates.
Columbus police confirm that a suspect is dead. #breaking
Praying for all students on @OhioState campus!! Please find safely asap!! 🙏.
@nbc4i reports SWAT team brought two men out of garage in handcuffs. @wkyc https://t.co/p9Z5ePsGID
UPDATE 1/2 : Shelter in Place lifted. Scene is now secure. ALL classes are canceled on Columbus campus for the remainder of the day.
UPDATE 2/2: Area around 19th & College Ave. is closed. List of buildings closed and additional information at https://t.co/5eIPORv9us

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