OSU Student Shot Dead After Rampage

Monday, November 28, 2016 (Issue #3)
by Michael C. Madeiros, Staff Writer

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Campus police at Ohio State University shot a student dead following a bloody rampage at OSU’s Columbus campus on Monday morning.

Police say that shortly before 10 a.m. on Nov 28, 18-year-old Abdul Artan used his vehicle to mow down fellow students and staff as they were evacuating the building after a fire alarm was pulled in Watts Hall. Artan, a Somali refugee, then used a large butcher knife to stab and slash his victims before being shot by a responding officer.

Nine people were taken to the hospital with one in critical condition. No deaths have been reported at this time.

According to NBC, Artan left Somalia in 2007 and moved to Pakistan, then moved to the United States in 2014.

“Although authorities have yet to establish a clear motive, when asked by reporters at a press conference if the attack was terrorism, Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs said the police “have to consider that it is.””

Although authorities have yet to establish a clear motive, when asked by reporters at a press conference if the attack was terrorism, Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs said the police “have to consider that it is.”

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