At least nine people were injured today (Monday) attack on the campus of Ohio State University, Eight of them were evacuated to hospitals in the city, and one of them was treated on the scene. One condition was defined initially was Seriously injured, but he was stabilized and authorities later said that there is no danger to any of them. NBC reported that the attacker is a 18-year-old Somali, who was in the United States legally. the Motive remains unclear, but local police chief Craig Stone explained: “It was done deliberately.”
Witnesses said the attacker started the attack overridden by the SUV of one of the buildings on campus, after the emergency alarm want off, causing the students to congregate. He then tried to stab them. Police confirmed that he was not fired during the attack, it remains unclear whether he was armed with firearms.
According to the CBS report, one of the officers called to the scene fired at the attacker , and after a few minutes it was reported that he was killed. Authorities initially warned against the possibility of a second attacker in the area, and later reported that two people were taken from the area in handcuffs, but it remains unclear part in the incident. About an hour and a half after the beginning of the incident, local police confirmed that “safe area”.
A total curfew was imposed on campus and was removed after a short while. Large forces of Columbus Police Department,and the FBI and the fire Department and other medical forces were Alerted. Facebook active the special emergency component, which allows attendees to update their friends that they are safe. Emergency service of the university issued a statement confirmed that is armed on campus. Students and staff were asked to avoid the area, or hide
Ohio Governor John Kiisik referred to the incident in his Twitter account and said that “our thoughts and prayers with the community of Ohio State University. Stay safe, attentive to the emergency forces”. NBA player LeBron James, resident of Ohio, added: “prays for all students on campus. Find a safe place”.