Columbus police have confirmed that a suspect in the Ohio State University shooting on November 28 is dead. The suspect’s death comes about an hour after the shooting was reported on the college campus.
UPDATE: Statement from The Ohio State University —
Ohio State University Police and local law enforcement continue to respond to a public safety incident on Ohio State’s campus. A suspect has been shot and reported deceased. Victim injuries include stab wounds, injury by motor vehicle and other injuries that are being evaluated. At the recommendation of law enforcement, campus alerts for shelter in place have been lifted. Campus remains open during the continued investigation, although classes have been canceled for the remainder of the day. Facts are still being verified. We will hold a media briefing as soon as we are able. The university will continue to share information through Buckeye Alert and emergency.osu.edu. Our top priority remains the safety and security of our campus community. Our thoughts and prayers are with those injured and their families.
ORIGINAL STORY: Police in Columbus, Ohio confirmed to local NBC 4 News that one of the suspects in the Ohio State University shooting, which began on the morning on November 28, is now dead. The suspect’s identity has not yet been made public. They reportedly do not have a firearm in possession.
The university’s emergency management department tweeted at 11:30am that the threat has been contained; all people on campus are able to come out of hiding safely. Classes are canceled for the rest of the day. Police are still completing a sweep of the campus.
UPDATE 1/2 : Shelter in Place lifted. Scene is now secure. ALL classes are canceled on Columbus campus for the remainder of the day.
— OSU Emergency Mngmnt (@OSU_EMFP) November 28, 2016
Per the Columbus Fire Department, eight victims have been transported to local hospitals from the OSU campus, one in critical condition, and seven stable. A ninth person is reportedly being treated on the scene at OSU, and may be transported to the hospital later. OSU Wexner Medical Center’s spokesperson has stated that their hospital received four patients, and doesn’t anticipate more; they are working under normal conditions.
Columbus police confirm that a suspect is dead. #breaking
— Matt Barnes (@Matt_NBC4) November 28, 2016
“Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College,” OSU Emergency Management tweeted Monday morning just before 10:00am. Watts Hall is OSU’s materials science and engineering building. Ohio State is one of the largest college campuses in the United States; 65,000 students are enrolled at OSU.
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HollywoodLifers, our thoughts are with the Ohio State community during this difficult time.