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Suspect dead after 8 shot at Ohio State - Update

Posted by on Nov. 28, 2016 at 11:20 AM
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(CNN)[Breaking news update at 1:07 p.m. ET]

The suspect in the Ohio State University attack ran into a group of pedestrians on a street corner with his vehicle before using a weapon to cut several people, OSU President Dr. Michael Drake said. The assailant used a butcher knife, OSU Police Chief Craig Stone said.
    [Breaking news update at 12:35 p.m. ET]
    Ten people were hospitalized after an attack Monday at Ohio State University, Columbus Fire spokeswoman Rebecca Diehm said. Nine are in stable condition, and one is in critical condition, she said.
    The university released a statement after the attack.
    "A suspect has been shot and reported deceased," the university said. "Victim injuries include stab wounds, injury by motor vehicle and other injuries that are being evaluated."
    [Previous story, published at 12:15 p.m. ET]
    A knife-wielding man attacked several people at Ohio State University on Monday, sending eight people to hospitals and prompting a campus-wide lockdown, authorities said.
    The suspect is dead, and authorities on the ground believe the threat is contained, said a law enforcement official briefed on the latest information.
    The eight people hospitalized have non-life-threatening injuries, according to officials at three local hospitals.
    OSU Emergency Management lifted a shelter-in-place order late Monday morning.

    "Scene is now secure," the department tweeted. But classes are canceled for the rest of the day.
    As the chaos unfolded, university officials reported an active shooter incident at Watts Hall.
    It's possible the gunshots heard were those of police trying to stop the attacker, a federal law enforcement official said.
    Investigators believe the assailant also used a car at the beginning of the attack, and the entire attack happened outside.
    OSU student Jacob Bower, 20, said he saw a man pull a knife outside between the Koffolt Laboratories and Watts Hall.
    Students leave buildings at Ohio State University after a report of an active shooter. Authorities later said a man with a knife attacked students.
    "He pulled a large knife and started chasing people around, trying to attack them," Bower told CNN. He said it appeared to be a large kitchen knife.
    "Luckily there were so many people, he couldn't focus on one target. I didn't see anyone get stabbed, but I saw the police officer take down the stabber. He waited till everyone was clear, and the stabber clearly wasn't stopping. (It) took three shots to take him down. (The) stabber had a crazy look in his eyes."
    When asked if the suspect yelled or said anything during the attack, Bower told CNN: "He was completely silent. Which was very creepy. Not even when he was shot (by police)."
    "The cop that subdued the guy with the knife saved so many lives today."
    The motive for the attack was not immediately known.

    'Run Hide Fight,' university says

    Earlier, campus officials urged people to shelter in place.
    "Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College," OSU Emergency Management tweeted Monday morning.
    Students are getting ready for final exams, which begin on December 9.
    The incident also comes during the first month of the OSU public safety director's job. Monica Moll came to the helm on October 31.

    Suspect dead after 8 shot at Ohio State


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    lucky2Beeme
    by Emerald Member on Nov. 28, 2016 at 11:22 AM

    I hate reading this. When will it stop ?

    Lunarprancer
    by Betsy on Nov. 28, 2016 at 11:27 AM

    I know. It's terrible.

    Quoting lucky2Beeme:

    I hate reading this. When will it stop ?


    mamafor6
    by Ruby Member on Nov. 28, 2016 at 11:28 AM
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    Yeah Just was watching this. i wish people would stop shooting up schools
    Masterchefmom
    by Sapphire Member on Nov. 28, 2016 at 11:29 AM
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    This is so sad. I can't help but feel grateful that this is not something that happens where I live. My heart goes out to everyone involved.
    lucky2Beeme
    by Emerald Member on Nov. 28, 2016 at 11:30 AM

    Its like we arent safe anywhere. I hate worrying and I try so hard not to. I dont want to be afraid esp to travel. . Last week my son was in Paris. He came back yesterday. Well Isis had plan an attack in Paris for Thanksgiving day. Thankfully the police intercepted and stopped it .

    Quoting Lunarprancer:

    I know. It's terrible.

    Quoting lucky2Beeme:

    I hate reading this. When will it stop ?


    lucky2Beeme
    by Emerald Member on Nov. 28, 2016 at 11:31 AM

    Tha scary part is it could be your town or mine next !

    Quoting Masterchefmom: This is so sad. I can't help but feel grateful that this is not something that happens where I live. My heart goes out to everyone involved.


    Masterchefmom
    by Sapphire Member on Nov. 28, 2016 at 11:32 AM
    I mean anything is possible but I feel fairly confident that won't be the case here. It has been 20 years since the gun ban and last school shooting

    Quoting lucky2Beeme:

    Tha scary part is it could be your town or mine next !

    Quoting Masterchefmom: This is so sad. I can't help but feel grateful that this is not something that happens where I live. My heart goes out to everyone involved.

    Anonymous
    by Anonymous 1 on Nov. 28, 2016 at 11:34 AM
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    At least we won't have to sit through the trial and all the motions complete with sob stories about why he should get hospital treatment instead of going to prison.

    luckysevenwow
    by Emerald Member on Nov. 28, 2016 at 11:34 AM

    Whats sad, well not sad cause the loss of life is sad, was a couple of days ago I was washing dishes and the thought "We haven't has some kind of tragedy in a while, we're due for one soon" popped into my head. 

    tiffluv81
    by BBW on Nov. 28, 2016 at 11:35 AM

    Kansas City MO is going through the same right now.

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