Ohio State spokesman says school attack victims suffered stab wounds, some hit by car

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

COLUMBUS, Oh — An Ohio State spokesman says during a press briefing Monday morning at least nine people injured during a campus attack suffered stab wounds and a few were hurt after being hit with a car.

Police say the suspect purposely drove over a curb into a crowd of pedestrians. Evidence shows the suspect then got out and stabbed people nearby with a butcher knife.

Ohio State’s emergency management Twitter originally posted that an active shooter was armed and dangerous on campus. The alert warned anyone in the area to “run hide fight”.

The spokesman says an officer “engaged the suspect” and law enforcement strongly believes further injuries were minimized by the officer’s quick judgement. Emergency responders confirmed the “shooter” was dead at about 11 a.m.

Police say eight people were taken to local hospitals. A ninth victim was treated on scene.

The campus was declared secure just after 11:30 a.m. Monday.

A motive for the attack is still being investigated.

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

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