At least 11 hospitalized at Ohio State after knife attack.

Student From Somalia Posted Angry Comments Before Ohio State Attack That Injured 11

Student From Somalia Posted Angry Comments Before Ohio State Attack That Injured 11

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Nov. 28 2016 10:50 PM

Student From Somalia Posted Angry Comments Before Ohio State Attack That Injured 11

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Law enforcement officials outside of a parking garage on the campus of Ohio State University as they respond at the scene of the emergency, Columbus, Ohio, on Monday.

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Update 10:50 p.m.: Authorities have compiled a timeline, but not arrived at a motive, for Abdul Artan’s attack that began at 9:50 a.m. with intentionally careening onto a crowded sidewalk at high speed and then, according to witnesses, when he ran into a concrete block, Artan jumped from his car and continued the attack with a butcher knife, trying to slash anyone in his path. As of Monday night, 11 students and faculty at Ohio State were injured in the attack, six by the car and five by stabbing. Artan was shot and killed within a minute or so of the violent outburst by a university police officer.

Update 7:35 p.m.: NBC News has more reporting on Artan’s life before arriving at Ohio State. The teenager and his family left his homeland of Somalia in 2007 and lived in Pakistan before arriving in the U.S. in 2014 as legal permanent resident. Artan graduated cum laude from Columbus State Community College before continuing his studies at OSU.


Update 7:20 p.m.: NBC News reports that 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan posted on Facebook before his campus rampage: "America! Stop interfering with other countries, especially Muslim Ummah (community). We are not weak. We are not weak, remember that.” Artan also posted a reference to “lone wolf attacks” and that he had reached a “boiling point.”

Update 3:50 p.m.: NBC News and other outlets are reporting that the attacker was 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan. The BBC reported that police were investigating whether or not it was a terrorist attack.

Update 2:45 p.m.: Multiple outlets are reporting that the attacker was a Somali refugee. Fox News reported that the count of injured was up to nine.

Original post: At least eight people were hospitalized on Monday after a suspect with a knife attacked people at Ohio State University, authorities reported.


CBS News was reporting that a suspected attacker had been shot and killed.

The university’s Emergency Management office reported that an earlier shelter in place order for what was initially reported as an "active shooter" situation had been lifted and the scene was now secure. Classes had been canceled for the day.

ABC News reported that authorities were saying that two of the people transported were listed in stable condition and that one was in critical condition.

Earlier on Monday, the OSU Emergency Management office instructed those on campus to “Run Hide Fight” as there was an active shooter on campus.

One witness told CNN that the attacker had a knife.

This story and headline have been updated as more information has become available.