At the Ohio State Univ press conference Police reported the suspect deliberately drove up the curb at Watts Hall striking people. The suspect then exited the vehicle and began striking people with a butchers knife. An officer responding to calls for help fired shots at the suspect killing him. These were the ONLY shots fired, this was NOT an active shooter event.
The @OSUPolice confirm Officer Alan Horujko shot and killed the suspect, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, Monday morning. pic.twitter.com/6BuZ9GN1zY
— OSU Police (@OSUPOLICE) November 28, 2016
Police during the presser were clear that this attack was deliberate. The victims injuries are stabbings, lacerations and those one would expect from being hit by a car.
This attack has a terrorist signature all over it. As a matter of fact ISIS called for Nice-style/ vehicle style attacks and here it is! Islamic terrorists have used butchers knives in the past including in the UK when a soldier was beheaded and have called for knife attacks! Oh and the suspect… a Somali refugee 18-20yrs old! (info is still fluid on terrorists ID, but many are reporting him now as Abdul Razak Ali Artan)
Breaking News:Ohio State University attacker was an 18-year-old Somali refugee who was living in the U.S. as a legal permanent resident pic.twitter.com/KpGGiDj3Pr
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 28, 2016
UPDATE: A 20-year-old Somali man is the suspect in the Ohio State University attack https://t.co/G7ANHT8lbn pic.twitter.com/kdOzF7aWiV
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 28, 2016
Ohio State attacker was Somali, US official says
If you are aware of this person and his social media it’s critical to collect as much info on him ASAP. The feds have a record of withholding names of attackers so they can scrub their social media when the attacker has a unique name especially when they’re from Somalia. By the way how many attacks is that now on US soil by Somali “refugees”?
A thank you is in order. This attack is but one more reason why we need the border sealed and the extreme vetting Pres-Elect Trump is vowing to institute for national security.
FTR Fire Dept was on scene earlier in the day responding to a report of a gas leak. Reports of a fire alarm being pulled related to this attack are unlikely.