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Columbus police said a teenager drove a car on The Ohio State University campus, jumped a curb and hit several pedestrians before getting out of his gray Honda Civic and stabbing people.

Within one minute, police said, OSU officer, 28-year-old Alan Horujko, shot and killed the man and confiscated his butcher knife.

That happened at 9:52 a.m. Monday when an active shooter protocol was put in place and a Buckeye Alert was sent out to students and staff.

The dead suspect was identified as 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a Somali refugee. He was an OSU student.

Police said they were investigating the possibility it was a terrorist attack, The Associated Press reported. The FBI and other agencies joined the investigation.

Several people were injured; one was in critical condition and the others suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Four were originally taken to OSU Wexner Medical Center on campus. Two suffered stab wounds and two were hit by the car. One victim who was in hiding and a student struck by the car came into the hospital later.

Three college-aged people went to Grant Medical Center downtown. Two had lacerations and one arrived later and was released. Two people went to Riverside Hospital after getting hit by the car.

The victims were all graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and a staff member.

The attack happened near Watts Lab at 19th Avenue and College Road. Officer Horujko was being called a hero for ending the attack. He joined the OSU police force in January 2015.

Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs said she still wants to know why this happened.

OSU police said they have looked at surveillance cameras on campus and found that Abdul Razak Ali Artan entered campus at Kenny Road and Woody Hayes Drive. Cameras caught him at Woodruff and 19th Avenue before the attack.

Cameras showed that he was in the car alone.

Students reported hearing shots, but the only person shot was the alleged attacker.

Police took two people into custody from a parking garage on Lane Avenue, but there was no information on how they were connected to the attack.


Article and First and Second Video Courtesy of WOIO Cleveland 19 News

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