Update: Suspect killed, 11 injured in OSU campus attack

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 28 (UPI & Gephardt Daily) — Eleven┬ápeople have been injured and a knife-wielding suspect killed by police after an attack on the campus of Ohio State University.

A law enforcement spokesman told the media police shot and killed the suspect just moments after he drove his car through a crowd of students and then jumped from his vehicle and attacked others with a large knife.

Firefighters said at least 11 people were hurt, but none of the injuries is life-threatening. All were transported to local hospitals.

After announcing the campus was secure, OSU said all classes at its Columbus campus were cancelled for the rest of the day.

“We prepare for situations like this, but we hope we never have one,” OSU President Michael Drake said.

“Our top priority remains the safety and security of our campus community. Our thoughts and prayers are with those injured and their families,” the school said in a statement. “Victim injuries include stab wounds, injury by motor vehicle and other injuries that are being evaluated.”

Initially, an “active shooter” was reported on the campus, but it was later determined that the attacker did not have a gun.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich offered his thoughts and prayers in a Twitter message.

“Be safe, listen to first responders,” he said.

 

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