Eight people have been rushed to the hospital at Ohio State University after an unknown attacker, possibly of Somali origin, attempted to run people over with a vehicle and then began to attack people with a machete.
NBC reports that two of the victims are in stable condition; the status of the rest are unknown but reportedly have “non-life-threatening” wounds.
Unconfirmed reports from Twitter indicate a SWAT team and a bomb squad have been dispatched and are conducting a sweep of the campus. One suspect is confirmed dead but there may be more. The lockdown has been lifted and two suspects are in custody.
UPDATE 1/2 : Shelter in Place lifted. Scene is now secure. ALL classes are canceled on Columbus campus for the remainder of the day.
— OSU Emergency Mngmnt (@OSU_EMFP) November 28, 2016
UPDATE: 1 suspect dead, Columbus Dept. of Public Safety says; search continues for other possible suspects https://t.co/ZwfbE2tepb
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) November 28, 2016
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 28, 2016
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