An armed attack Monday morning at Ohio State University in Columbus left at least nine people injured, one of them critically, officials said.
The injured were taken to Columbus-area hospitals, and eight of the nine were in stable condition, according to the city’s fire department. Five of the victims were transported to OSU’s Wexner Medical Center, while two were taken to Ohio Health Grant Medical Center and another two to Ohio Health Riverside Methodist Hospital. None of the injuries are life threatening and 2 students have been taken to surgery and are stable.
The chaos started around 10 am, when a fire alarm was pulled at Watts Hall, home to the chemical engineering department. As people were evacuating the building, a man driving a silver car jumped the curb and mowed down the crowds of innocent bystanders. The suspect then proceeded to get out of his car and began stabbing victims as they fled. An officer on the scene then fired 3 times killing the suspect on the spot.
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A tweet from OSU Emergency Management on Monday morning said there is an active shooter on campus in Columbus and to “Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.”
Classes have been cancelled for the day and the ALL Clear has been given. The area around Watts Hall is still on Lock Down as investigation continues.
An assailant was killed on Monday after going on a rampage at the Ohio State University. Above, a body is seen on the campus
The assailant allegedly drove this car into crowds evacuating Watts hall after a fire alarm was pulled Monday morning