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PICTURED: Somali refugee student who was shot dead after mowing down Ohio State classmates with his car and slashing them with a butcher’s knife – injuring eleven
- Abdul Razak Ali Artan, 18, has been identified as the assailant behind a stabbing attack at OSU’s Columbus campus Monday morning
- He has been described as a Somali refugee and student at the school
- Fire alarm was pulled at Watts Hall just before 10am and Artan reportedly mowed down evacuating students and staff with his car
- He then got out of the vehicle and started slashing victims with a knife
- Responding OSU police officer Alan Harujko, 28, shot Artan dead
- Police stormed a nearby parking garage looking for additional suspects
- Two men were taken from the scene in handcuffs, but police say they now believe only one attacker was involved
- At least eleven people have been injured – including one critical
- The shelter in place was lifted just after 11:30am
Somali refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan, 18, has been named as the assailant in a rampage at Ohio State University on Monday that left eleven people injured.
Artan is reportedly a Somali refugee who fled his home country in 2007, moving first to Pakistan with his family before coming to America in 2014 and gaining legal permanent resident status.
While the motive for the attack is still unknown, there are questions about whether Artan may have carried it out in jihad, since Somlia is a Muslim-majority country. The country has also become a haven for terror groups – including ISIS – since civil war broke out in the 1990s. Columbus has one of the largest contingents of Somali refugees in the U.S.
Artan was pictured by the school’s student newspaper The Lantern on Twitter this afternoon. He was interviewed by the paper back in August about his faith.
In the piece, he said that he struggled to find a private place to pray to Mecca at Ohio State, after transferring from Columbus State which had such facilities.
‘This place is huge, and I don’t even know where to pray. I wanted to pray in the open, but I was kind of scared with everything going on in the media.
‘I’m a Muslim, it’s not what the media portrays me to be. If people look at me, a Muslim praying, I don’t know what they’re going to think, what’s going to happen,’ Artan said.
At an afternoon press conference, officials said there appeared to be only one knife-wielding attacker – countering earlier reports of a shooting involving possibly multiple assailants.
The chaos started just before 10am, when a fire alarm was pulled at Watts Hall, home to the chemical engineering department. As people were evacuating the building, Artan drove a silver car jumped the curb and mowed down the crowds of innocent bystanders.
‘This car just swerved and ran into a whole group of people,’ witness Nicole Kreinbrink told NBC. ‘All these people were running and screaming and yelling.’
He then got out of the car and started slashing victims with a butcher knife. A witness told CNN that Artan remained silent throughout the attack but had a ‘crazed’ look on his face.
OSU sophomore Jacob Bowers says he heard someone yell ‘he’s got a knife’.,
‘I saw a guy with a big-a** knife just chasing people around. When I saw that, I grabbed all my stuff and started running,’ Bowers told NBC.
When he looked back, he saw an officer – identified as 28-year-old Alan Harujko – at the scene approaching the suspect and yelling ‘Drop it and get down of I’ll shoot’. Soon after, the officer followed through on his threat and shot Artan, killing him at the scene.
After the incident at Watts Hall, police investigated rumors of a possible second assailant holed up in a nearby parking garage. SWAT teams stormed the building just before 11am and minutes later two men were led out in handcuffs. However, officials now say that they did not find any additional suspects in the garage. The incident remains under investigation.
Just after 11:30am, the university lifted the shelter in place, but cancelled classes for the rest of the day.
So far, at least eleven people have been transported to the hospital. One is in critical condition and the rest are in stable condition. Six of the victims were transported to OSU’s Wexner Medical Center, while three were taken to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center and another two to OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital.
Two of the patients at OSU were being treated for stab wounds and two for wounds due to being hit by the car. As of 1pm, the fifth victim had just been admitted to the hospital, after sheltering in place during the lockdown. That victim’s injuries were still being evaluated.
The patients taken to Grant were being treated for non-life-threatening lacerations from knife wounds while the patients taken to Riverside were being treated for motor vehicle injuries and are reportedly doing well.
Students were instructed to ‘run, hide and fight’ in a tweet posted by the school’s office of emergency management just before 10am.
‘Run, hide, fight’ is standard protocol for active shooter situations. It means: Run, evacuate if possible; Hide, get silently out of view; or Fight, as a last resort, take action to disrupt or incapacitate the shooter if your life is in imminent danger.
A high-ranking faculty member who spoke to NBC 4 Columbus said that one of his colleagues was in Watts Hall at the time and was slashed in the leg with a machete.
The school’s Office of Emergency Management published this tweet shortly before 10am.
Another student told the station that his girlfriend was in the building when she heard gunshots and sought shelter in a bathroom. It now appears that those gunshots may have been the responding officer’s.
OSU sophomore Wyatt Crosher, 19, was across the street when he says he heard gunshots Monday morning.
He told CNN: ‘My roommate and I heard about three or four gunshots from across the street, and soon after we heard a bunch of police and ambulances pull up across the street.’
He added: ‘We can’t see the building where the shooting happened because of a dorm blocking our view. It truly sounded like gunshots, and really soon after we heard a bunch of sirens. We can see the police cars from our dorm.’
Ohio State University is a public university located in Columbus, Ohio. More than 58,000 students study at the school’s main campus in Columbus and it is the state’s largest employer.
Monday marked the first day back from classes since Thanksgiving break. Many students were likely already back at school, since the school’s football team played the University of Michigan at home on Saturday, beating the Wolverines 30-27 in double overtime.
Facebook initiated a feature on Monday, allowing students and locals to mark themselves ‘safe’ on the website, to inform worried friends and relatives.
WAS OHIO-ATTACK INSPIRED BY ISIS? KNIFE AND CAR ATTACK HAS ECHOES OF GLOBAL ‘LONE WOLF’ TERROR
Ohio-State University appears to have been attacked by a sole suspect armed only with his car and a knife. Though police are yet to speculate on a motive or rule out secondary armed suspects who may have aided the assault, the morning rampage has chilling echoes of ISIS-inspired terror attacks across Europe and the U.S. which have used a lethal combination of cars and knives, rather than relying on guns.
Last November, Faisal Mohammad, 18, stabbed four people at the University of California, Merced, before being shot dead by cops. He was carrying an ISIS flag in his backpack
ISIS terrorist Monamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel used just his truck to kill 84 in Nice by plowing into Bastille Day crowds earlier this year
Wasil Farooqui allegedly tried to behead a man in Roanoke, Virginia, and then stabbed a woman, shouting Allah Akbar. He had previously tried to travel to Syria ‘for terror training’, according to the FBI. He appeared in court on November 21 and waived a preliminary hearing
In September, Dahir Adan, 22, slashed nine shoppers at the Crossroads Mall in St Cloud, Minnesota. He was shot dead by an off-duty cop and, according to witnesses demanded to know his victims’ faith before attacking them
In August, ISIS claimed responsibility for a machete attack on two female officers while five were injured in a knife and ax attack on a German train weeks before
In the terror group’s Rumiyah propoganda magazine – published in English in October – ISIS-inspired terrorists were ordered to use knives in their attacks.
‘One need not be a military expert or a martial arts master, or even own a gun or rifle in order to carry out a massacre or to kill and injure several disbelievers and terrorize an entire nation. Many people are often squeamish of the thought of plunging a sharp object into another person’s flesh. It is a discomfort caused by the untamed, inherent dislike for pain and death, especially after ‘modernization’ distanced males from partaking in the slaughtering of livestock for food and the striking of the enemy in war. However, any such squirms and discomforts are never an excuse for abandoning jihad.’
Back in 2014 ISIS figurehead Abu Mohammed al-Adnani urged western sympathizers to carry out attacks using their cars.
‘If you can kill a disbelieving American or European — especially the spiteful and filthy French — or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way, however it may be. Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him.’
The situation started outside Watts Hall on the school’s Columbus campus, just before 10am