It was a chaotic scene at Ohio State University today. One suspect is dead and 10 people have been taken to the hospital after a car-and-knife attack at the Columbus campus. NBC News reports that the incident was initially reported as an "active shooter" but the suspect did not shoot anyone. He crashed his car into a crowd and then attacked people with a knife, according to witnesses and law enforcement officials.
"This car just swerved and ran into a whole group of people," said onlooker Nicole Kreinbrink. "Then I heard someone yell, 'He's got a knife!' and I saw a guy with a big-ass knife just chasing people around. When I saw that, I grabbed all my stuff and started running," sophomore Jacob Bowers said.
The college, which has 60,000 students, was held on lockdown for 90 minutes as word of an "active shooter" made its way all over social media. "Praying for all students on @OhioState campus!! Please find safely asap!!" tweeted basketball star LeBron James.
According to the Washington Post, some witnesses claimed to hear gunfire and explosions but it's unclear if that was the sound of the suspect's car crashing. The FBI is on scene assisting local police in Columbus.
[Photo: Ohio State University]
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