US officials identify Ohio State stabbing attack suspect

Emergency responders on the scene of an active shooter incident on Ohio State University's campus. (CBSN/The Lantern/via Twitter)


4:03 P.M. — The attacker was identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a Somali-born legal permanent resident of the U.S., according to a U.S. official wasn’t authorized to discuss details of the case publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

11:32 A.M. — Ohio State University’s emergency management Twitter page announces the scene where an active shooter was reported on campus is now secure.

The university’s tweet says students are no longer required to take shelter, although a portion of the campus is still blocked off by law enforcement.

The school’s medical center also released a statement on Facebook saying all injured patients have non life-threatening injuries.

11:09 A.M. — Police confirm the suspect involved in an active shooter situation on the Ohio State University campus is now dead. Nine victims are currently being treated.

Columbus fire officials tell News 3 sister station WCMH-TV 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.

The latest tweet from the Ohio State Emergency Management page tells students to continue to seek shelter. Law enforcement continues to search for additional suspects.

10:46 A.M. — The Columbus, Ohio fire department confirms to CNN seven people are on the way to the hospital after an active shooter was reported on Ohio State University’s campus.

Reports confirm two are in stable condition, but there are no details on the other five.

Law enforcement responding to the Ohio State University campus (CBSN)
Law enforcement responding to the Ohio State University campus (CBSN)


COLUMBUS, Ohio — A tweet from the official Ohio State University Emergency Management twitter account warns the public of an “Active Shooter on campus”.

The tweet instructs students in the area to “run hide fight”.  It means: Run, evacuate if possible; Hide, get silently out of view; or Fight, as a last resort, take action to disrupt or incapacitate the shooter if your life is in imminent danger.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 3 for updates.

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