Ohio State University Suspect Uses Car and Knife in Attack

Ohio State University Suspect Uses Car and Knife in Attack

[UPDATE: November 28, 2016 12:00 p.m.]

Ohio State University officials held a press conference giving a timeline of events this morning.

9:52 a.m.

A male suspect drove over a curb onto a walk way near the corner of West 19th Street and College Road. It was there that several people were struck by the vehicle.

The male then exited the car and began to swing, what the OSU Police Chief called a "butcher knife," at pedestrians nearby, injuring a few in the process.

9:53 a.m

Within a minute of the car crash, an Ohio State police officers was on the scene. Public Safety Director, Monica Moll, said that the officer shot and killed the suspect after assessing the scene.

9:55 a.m.

The first "Buckeye Alert" went out alerting students of an active shooter on campus. This alert told students to, "Run. Hide. Fight."

Moll explained the "Run. Hide. Fight." phrase was used in their security training on campus. Students who went through the training would understand what to do when the phrase is used.

11:00 a.m.

OSU Police lift the shelter in place alert, allowing students to leave the buildings they had previously barricaded themselves in.

Earlier in the morning, two other suspects had been arrested. These two have been cleared at this time. OSU police believe the suspect who was shot and killed is the only suspect in the incident.

Overall, 10 victims were reported to have been injured in the incident. All are being treated for injuries consistent with a car crash or a knife attack. 

While the shelter in place alert has been lifted, OSU has cancelled classes for the day and parts of the campus have been closed off as police continue to investigate.

[UPDATE: November 28, 2016 10:45 a.m.]

Ohio State Police have lifted the shelter in place order on the Ohio State University campus following reports of an active shooter.

Local news stations have reported 8 people have been transferred to area hospitals and that one suspect has been killed. It is unclear if the suspect was killed by police or if the suspect killed him or herself.

OSU Police believe that there was one suspect during the violent incident and that person is dead.

An earlier version of this story is below.

Police at Ohio State University have tweeted out there is an active shooter on the campus.

At around 10 a.m. local time, the Ohio State emergency Twitter accounts started to announce an active shooter on campus. They asked students to steer clear from the north side of campus, saying the shooting happened at Watts Hall, on 19th and College.

While little details are known at this time, the Ohio State student run newspaper, The Lantern, reported they had seen at least one body bag outside the scene of the shooting.

This is a developing story. Follow @1105Sydny on Twitter for up-to-date information.

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