Attack in Ohio stopped by campus police officer with a gun


by NW Spotlight

Yesterday, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a student of Somali descent, attacked students and faculty at Ohio State University using a car and a butcher knife. He was stopped within minutes by a campus police officer with a gun – who fatally shot him.

The attacker used his car to ram a crowd of people – “sending bodies flying into the air.” He then went after people with a butcher knife, “swinging and slashing wildly with the knife.” Then, according to the Columbus Dispatch, OSU Police Officer Alan Horujko confronted the attacker and shot and killed him, just a minute after the start of the attack.

11 students and faculty members were injured and taken to the hospital.

The attacker had been featured in the campus newspaper back in August, and was quoted as saying “I’m a Muslim, it’s not what the media portrays me to be.”

CNN reported “The Ohio State University student who carried out a knife attack on campus Monday said in a Facebook post he was ‘sick and tired’ of seeing fellow Muslims ‘killed and tortured,’ according to federal law enforcement officials.”

BBC News is reporting “The student’s motive is still not known, but terrorism is a possibility, police chief Kim Jacobs said,” and that the attacker was “said to be a Somali refugee.”

UPDATE 12/15/2016: Washington Post – Ohio State attacker, a refugee, should have been more thoroughly vetted, Senate Judiciary chair alleges