Tragedy at Ohio State: Student wielding knife attacks campus, 11 injured

News – The Nevada Sagebrush A student was shot to death after running pedestrians over with his car and stabbing them with a butcher knife on Ohio State’s campus Monday, Nov. 28.
Eleven students were injured in the attacks, one critically with a fractured skull. Officials say they are all expected to live, according to the Associated Press.
The FBI has joined in on the investigation of the attack because it has possible terrorist connections. They have raised concerns over extremists encouraging simpler attacks. Extremists want their sympathizers to use whatever weapons are available to them, such as using cars and knives, which is easier than a bombing. 
Abdul Razak Ali Artan has been identified as the attacker. He was born in Somalia but was a legal resident of the United States.
Surveillance videos show Artan was in the car by himself, but officials are looking into possible partners. 
Artan was shot to death by a campus police officer. The gunshots sent an active-shooter alert around the campus, and it was not lifted for another hour and a half.
“There were several moments of chaos,” said Ohio State engineering student Rachel LeMaster to AP. “We barricaded ourselves like we’re supposed to since it was right outside our door and just hunkered down.”
The university’s emergency management department tweeted around 10 a.m. and said, “Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.”
Run Hide Fight is standard protocol for active-shooter situations. It means escape if it is safe and possible, hide if it is not safe, or fight if the attacker is directly threatening your life.
Students barricaded themselves in offices and classrooms while the alert was active. Classes were canceled for the rest of the day.
“I thought it was an accident initially until I saw the guy come out with a knife,” said Martin Schneider, a …


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