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Nine Hospitalized in Ohio State Attack, Suspect Killed

The Ohio State University suffered an attack earlier this morning.

Nine people have been hospitalized suffering from non-life-threatening injuries while one is in critical condition.

Police neutralized the situation in less than a minute on arrival, shooting and killing the suspect on scene.

At 8:52 a.m. CT, the suspect drove a motor vehicle into a group of pedestrians. He then got out of the car and began attacking others with a butcher knife.

The suspect is Abdul Razak Ali Artan, an 18-year-old Somali refugee who was a legal permanent resident. He lived in the Columbus area, and the car used in the attack was registered to a family member.

The attack occurred near Watts Hall on campus, where earlier this morning a gas leak was reported, sending more students out onto the street while the Columbus fire department was inside. Authorities believe these incidents are not connected, but said it was fortunate authorities were already close to site.