4 still hospitalized after Ohio State University attack

Students leave buildings surrounding Watts Hall as police respond to reports of a shooting on campus at Ohio State University, Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Students leave buildings surrounding Watts Hall as police respond to reports of a shooting on campus at Ohio State University, Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials say four of the 11 victims taken to hospitals after a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State in Columbus remain hospitalized.

A spokeswoman says two of the six people treated for injuries at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center remain hospitalized Tuesday.

A spokesman for OhioHealth Grant Medical Center and OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital says the three people taken to Grant were discharged Monday afternoon and the two victims taken to Riverside Methodist remain in fair condition Tuesday morning.

Authorities have said OSU student Abdul Razak Ali Artan purposely plowed his car into a group of pedestrians on campus Monday morning and then got out of his vehicle and began stabbing people with a butcher knife. He was fatally shot by a campus police officer.

A U.S. official told The Associated Press Monday Artan was born in Somalia and was a legal permanent U.S. resident. The official was not authorized to discuss the case and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Investigators now look into the possibility Artan’s attack was an act of terror.

An alleged Facebook post by Artan says he was sick of the way Muslims were treated in America. A motive is still being investigated.

Classes at Ohio State are scheduled to resume Tuesday.

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