Ohio State Attacker Shot Dead; At Least 9 Injured
A Somali refugee and Ohio State student rammed his car into a crowd after someone reported a gas leak. After rushing the crowd with his car, he began attacking them with a kitchen knife. He was shot during his unprovoked rampage that left 9 people injured. The attacker, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, 18, had just become a legal permanent resident of the US.
Jacob Bowers, a sophomore, was sitting on a bench about 100 feet away when he noticed people running for their lives.
“Then I heard someone yell, ‘He’s got a knife!’ And 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 News
The cop yelled to the suspect, “Drop it and get down or I’ll shoot!” before opening fire, Bowers said.
“The man was going insane,” he said.
The chairman of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering told the Columbus Dispatch that students had evacuated the building after someone called in a gas leak.