A student at Ohio State University ran over a campus crowd and stabbed people with a knife before a police officer shot him dead.
Before the attacker unleashed the deadly attacks, he had posted some rage comments on his Facebook page claiming that he had reached boiling point as he cited radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. The attacker has been identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan who happens to be 18 years old.
Abdul Razak’s post said that America should stop interfering with other countries with special emphasis on the Muslim Ummah community as he added that the Muslim are not weak.
In a puzzling post, Abdul posted again saying ‘’Forgive and forget. Love.’’ The police officials are yet to establish the motive for the ambush. The attack has led to 11 people being hospitalized on Monday morning. In a report made to NBC News by a senior law enforcement, investigators are trying to uncover whether the attacker had personal issues or anything else that might have caused the deadly attack.
In a statement made by OSU Police Chief Craig Stone, a police officer arrived at the scene within a minute and managed to neutralize the threat by killing the assailant, the police officer saved lives.
In a report made by Law enforcement officials to the NBC News, the assailant left Somali as a refugee in 2007 with his family, lived in Pakistan thereafter coming to the United States in 2014 as a legal permanent resident.
Records maintained by Catholic Charities have shown that he first lived in a temporary shelter in Dallas before heading to Ohio where he settled.
The attacker was a graduate of Columbus State Community College where he graduated with a cum laude before moving to Ohio State to further his education.