Ohio State University attacker identified: student of the school, American resident from Somalia

A man who injured 11 people, one critically, in a rampage at Ohio State University was of Somali decent and a student on campus.
OSU Department of Public Safety Director Monica Moll identified the attacker as OSU student Abdul Artan, who was born in Somalia and living in the United States as a legal permanent resident.
The suspect drove a car into a group of pedestrians on the sidewalk and then stepped out of the car and began stabbing people with a butcher knife.
The attacker was shot in less than a minute by university police officer Alan Horujko, who was nearby investigating an earlier report of gas leak, OSU Police Chief Craig Stone said.
The motive behind the attack remains unclear.
OSU later announced that all classes were canceled for the rest of the day.

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