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Ohio State Attack: One Suspect Dead, Multiple Victims Hospitalized With Car-Crash and Stab Wounds

Monday, November 28, 2016 11:42
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At least 10 people were injured in an attack on the Ohio State University campus Monday morning, although early reports about gunshot wounds seem to be unfounded. An OSU spokesman said injuries include stab wounds and wounds from being struck by a vehicle.

Multiple suspects may have carried out the attack, which reportedly involved a machete. Officials have confirmed that one of the suspects was fatally shot in an encounter with police.

OSU student Ben Slaton, who took the following video, reported that he heard a gunshot and looked out a classroom-building window to see police standing over the suspect’s body.

Soon thereafter, two more people were cornered in a parking garage near campus and led out by police in handcuffs; it’s unclear if both are suspects.

According to CBS News, the incident began Monday morning when firefighters received reports of a chlorine leak at the OSU chemical engineering building. When they arrived around 9:30 a.m., they found a vehicle had crashed into the building and people were reporting a knife attack of some sort.

One witness told NBC News that the car had deliberately plowed into “a whole group of people,” including a cop, who were standing outside the building after it was evacuated due to a fire alarm.

Soon after, OSU Emergency Management sent out an alert advising of an “Active Shooter on campus” and telling students to “Run Hide Fight.”

Around 11:30 a.m., OSU Emergency Management reported that the campus was now secure. Columbus firefighters say at least 10 victims have been taken to the hospital with injuries, and one is in critical condition.

This post is being updated as more information becomes available.


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