Police investigate if Ohio university attack was "terror related"

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Police investigate if Ohio university attack was "terror related"

<p>A student who drove his car into a crowd of pedestrians and then got out and stabbed several people has been identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan.</p> <p>The incident took place at Ohio State University on Monday morning. Eighteen-year-old Artan was shot dead by police at the scene.</p> <p>Monica Moll, Director of Public Safety, Ohio State University described what happened:</p> <p>“And so the suspect drove his vehicle into a group of pedestrians, there were some injuries that resulted from that. The suspect got out of the vehicle with a knife and began cutting individuals in the area. And the officer engaged the suspect and fired shots and used deadly force to stop the threat.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We are, and always will be, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BuckeyeStrong?src=hash">#BuckeyeStrong</a>. <a href="https://t.co/TIFFz407v2">https://t.co/TIFFz407v2</a> <a href="https://t.co/ZflbgVjNxJ">pic.twitter.com/ZflbgVjNxJ</a></p>— Ohio State (@OhioState) <a href="https://twitter.com/OhioState/status/803405043995185152">November 29, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Artan studied logistics management in the college of Business at Ohio State. He was a Somali refugee who was living in the US as a legal permanent resident.</p> <p>The attack happened as some of the universities 60,000 students were resuming classes following the Thanksgiving holiday. </p> <p>Eleven people were injured. They were a mix of academic faculty, maintenance staff, and graduate and undergraduate students.</p> <p>Police are investigating whether the incident was “terror related”. Grievances about attacks on Muslims were posted on a Facebook page believed to belong to Artan close to the time of the attack.</p>