Machetes and car ramming — the hallmark of Muslim terror. This was a coordinated attack with many moving parts.
Law enforcement sources said a car rammed Watts Hall about 9:40 a.m., and at least two people got out of the car. One person had a gun and another appeared to have a large knife.
One Ohio State professor tells @NBC4 a colleague was slashed with a machete on the OSU campus in Watts Hall.
Ohio State University shooting: 9 wounded in “gun and machete” attack as police shoot dead suspect and hunt another
Students said the attack began when a car ploughed into people gathered outside the campus’ chemical engineering building for a fire alarm
Students said the attack began around 9:30am local time when a car ploughed into people gathered outside the campus’ chemical engineering building for a fire alarm, and a man jumped out with a gun and knife. (Mirror)
Shooter #1 just killed. Ohio State University student (friend) nearby saying this was obv well-planned. "Bombs, machetes, many shooters etc"
— Dylan R. Harrington (@DylHarrington) November 28, 2016
BREAKING NEWS: Suspect dead and nine injured in active shooter situation at Ohio State University
Daily Mail, November 28, 2016:
An active shooter situation was reported at OSU’s Columbus campus Monday morning
Just after 11am, police confirmed that a suspect was dead
It’s unclear if there are more suspects at large
At least nine people have been injured – including one in critical condition
Gunshots rang out inside Watts Hall before 10am
SWAT teams searched through a nearby parking garage for the shooter or shooters
Two men were brought out of the garage in handcuffs
A suspect is dead and at least nine injured about an hour after an active shooter situation was reported at Ohio State University.
Just before 10am, the university issued a warning telling students at the school’s Columbus campus to shelter in place.
The first reports of gunshots came from Watts Hall, which is home to the school’s Materials Science and Engineering program.
Since then though, the focus of law enforcement presence on the campus has been on a nearby parking garage, where the shooter or shooters were believed to be hiding.
Police stormed the garage just before 11am and minutes later they confirmed that one suspect was dead. Two men, one black and one white, were also brought out of the building in handcuffs.
It’s unclear if there are more suspects and the campus remains on lock down.
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A sheet covers what appears to be a body on the Ohio State University campus on Monday
Two men were led out from a parking garage in handcuffs during the active shooting situation
So far, at least nine people have been transported to the hospital. One is in critical condition and the rest in stable condition. Four of the victims were transported to OSU’s Wexner Medical Center, while the remaining were taken to other area hospitals.
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.
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.
An active shooter situation has been reported at OSU’s Columbus campus. Gunshots were first reported inside Watts Hall (pictured above)
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 gunshots rang out, and that she sought shelter in a bathroom. She has since been safely evacuated from the building.
There was also a report that several students were hit by a car outside the building, which may or may not have been driven by the shooter.
OSU sophomore Wyatt Crosher, 19, 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.
Facebook initiated a feature on Monday, allowing students and locals to mark themselves ‘safe’ on the website, to inform worried friends and relatives.
At leave seven people have been transported to the hospital, according to the fire department. The conditions have not been released