9 Injured, Suspect Dead in Ohio State Attack

Shelter-in-place warning has been lifted
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 28, 2016 9:52 AM CST
Updated Nov 28, 2016 11:44 AM CST
Injuries Reported After Active Shooter Alert at Ohio State
Police respond to reports of an active shooter on campus at Ohio State University Monday.   (Tom Dodge/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

At least nine people were injured on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus Monday in what was initially labeled an "active shooter" situation, reports the Columbus Dispatch. A suspect is dead, and the school has since sounded the all-clear. "Shelter in Place lifted," reads an OSU tweet. "Scene is now secure." Of those taken to the hospital, one person was in critical condition and the rest are stable, says a fire official. It's not clear whether any of them were shot, however. Police say some were stabbed or hit by a car, and others have injuries still being evaluated. Police have not speculated about a motive.

Earlier, students received a text reading, "Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College." Watts Hall is a materials science and engineering building, reports the AP, but authorities shed no light on what might have happened. Run-hide-fight is becoming standard protocol for such warnings: Students are told to run from the scene if they can, hide if they can't, and fight back if the first two options are impossible. (More Ohio State University stories.)

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