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The Latest: Ohio State attacker was a student at the school

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A director of public safety says a man who drove a car into pedestrians and began stabbing people at Ohio State was a student at the school.

Ohio State Department of Public Safety Director Monica Moll also identified the now-deceased suspect as Abdul Razak Ali Artan.

A U.S. official earlier told The Associated Press that he was born in Somalia and living in the United States as a legal permanent resident. The official wasn't authorized to publicly discuss details of the ongoing case and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Authorities say Artan was shot to death by a police officer Monday morning shortly after he drove up onto a curb into pedestrians, got out of the car and began stabbing people with a butcher knife.

Nine people were injured, including one critically.


Ohio State police say the attacker on campus purposely drove over a curb and into pedestrians and then got out of the vehicle and began stabbing people with a butcher knife.

 Police Chief Craig Stone spoke early Monday afternoon at a news conference.


Police confirm Ohio State University is no longer under lockdown.


Police confirm the suspect involved in an active shooter situation on the campus of The Ohio State University is now dead. Nine victims are currently being treated.

Ohio State University police reported an "active shooter" on campus Monday morning — and seven people have been taken to the hospital.

Two of the seven were in stable condition, according to the Columbus Fire Department. The conditions of the others were unknown.

"Run Hide Fight," the university's emergency management office tweeted.

"Continue to shelter in place."


An active shooter has been reported on the Ohio State University campus, according to the university's Department of Public Safety website.

People are urged to shelter in place and avoid the area.

    "Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College," OSU Emergency Management tweeted.

    It was not immediately clear whether anyone has been injured.

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