An 18-year-old Somali man has been identified as the suspect in a terrifying stabbing that happened at the Ohio State University campus this morning.While his name has yet to be released, he has been identified as a "legal permanent resident" by authorities.The motive behind the attacks remains unclear, but authorities are currently pursuing all possibilities at this time.The man, according to eye witnesses, drove his car into a group of people, hitting and injuring several. He then left the car with a butcher knife and began stabbing and slashing at his victims. An officer arrived on the scene moments later and shot him, killing the man. 9 victims were injured and sent to local hospitals; no injuries were life-threatening.
Jerry Kovacich, an eyewitness to the event, told the campus newspaper The Lantern about the events that would terrify OSU's 65,000 students:“I didn’t see anything with the shooter, what happened was it was outside of MacQuigg Lab. The guy ended up just coming and hopping the curb with his car and trying to mow down a couple people. He lost control, and I think he ended up hitting three people, and then people were around the car. Somebody asked him if he was OK and the guy just hopped out of the car with a butcher knife and starting chasing people around.”The campus was locked down for some time, while SWAT teams swarmed the campus, looking for other suspects. Two men were lead away in handcuffs; there has been no report if they were detained in connection with the incident.Monica Moll, the public safety director for the school, stated that quick intervention minimized the damage that could have been inflicted by the man."The threat ended when the officer shot the suspect," she told reporters.This story is developing.