Suspect dead after driving into crowd, stabbing people at Ohio State University
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A suspect was shot dead by police after he allegedly plowed into pedestrians with a car and then stabbed multiple people with a butcher's knife at the Ohio State University campus in Columbus, Ohio, this morning, the university said. The scene is now secure, officials say.
Nine people were transported to local hospitals, officials said. One person had critical injuries and eight were in stable condition.
OSU said in a statement that the "injuries include stab wounds, injury by motor vehicle and other injuries that are being evaluated." The university added that "facts are still being verified."
The incident was reported by OSU officials as an active shooter warning shortly before 10 a.m.
Less than two hours later, OSU police said the scene was secure and police lifted the "shelter in place" alert.
The incident happened at 9:52 a.m. when the suspect struck pedestrians with a car, officials said at a news conference. The suspect then exited the car and used a butcher knife to cut multiple people, officials said. An officer then shot and killed the suspect, officials said.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich said in a statement: "My thoughts are with the victims of this attack right now and I pray for their safety and recovery. I am grateful for the professional, coordinated response from first responders whose efforts helped effectively contain this incident before further harm could be done. I have been staying in contact with Ohio first responders since the incident began and have spoken with Ohio State's President Dr. Michael Drake to pledge whatever additional help the university needs."
Kasich postponed an event scheduled for today in Dublin, Ohio, due to the shooting.
President Obama was briefed on the attack, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in today's press briefing.
ABC News' Ben Gittleson, Jennifer Leong, Meridith McGraw and Devin Villacis contributed to this report.
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