UPDATE: Ohio State suspect dead; nine injured

UPDATE 1:15 p.m. – 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.

A witness to an attack at Ohio State University says he initially thought a car had driven over a curb into pedestrians accidentally but realized it was intentional when a man emerged with a butcher knife.

Student Martin Schneider says he saw the attack take place Monday morning.

He says he saw the attacker hit several people with the car, then emerge swinging the knife.

Schneider says the attacker didn’t say anything.

He says he heard the car’s engine revving before it hit the curb because it was going pretty fast. He says he also heard yells from a frightened crowd.

Ohio State Police Chief Craig Stone says an officer who was nearby because of an earlier gas leak shot and killed the attacker.

UPDATE 12:32 p.m. – A spokesman for Ohio State University says injuries in the attack on campus included stab wounds and being struck by a vehicle.

Ben Johnson said Monday that there were also other injuries that were being evaluated.

He says campus will remain open, but classes will be canceled for the rest of the day.

UPDATE 11:19 a.m. – The “shelter in place” alert has been lifted at Ohio State University. All classes on the main campus have been cancelled for the remainder of the day. The OSU Wexner Medical Center has confirmed that four victims are being treated there, none with life-threatening injuries.

UPDATE 11:03 a.m. – The suspect in the Ohio State University is dead. The Columbus Fire Department reports eight people have been taken to local hospitals. One of those people is in critical condition, the rest are stable. One other person was treated at the scene.

UPDATE 10:55 a.m. – The Associated Press is reporting that the fire department says eight people have been sent to the hospital after a shooting at Ohio State University.

The Columbus Fire Department says one person is in critical condition and two of those people are in stable condition. It had no information on the other people.

PHOTOS: Active shooter on OSU campus

UPDATE 10:36 a.m. – Firefighters say at least seven people have been transported after the active shooter was reported on campus.

The nature of the injuries are not known at this time.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio State University is telling students that there’s an active shooter on campus and they should “Run Hide Fight.”

Ohio State’s official Twitter page retweeted a post from OSU Emergency Management saying there is an active shooter on campus in Columbus on Monday morning.


The tweet says: “Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.” Watts Hall is a materials science and engineering building.

No more information was immediately available. A Columbus police dispatcher declined to comment on the reports, but police vehicles were seen at the scene.

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