Investigators obtain federal search warrant for Ohio State suspect's home


Law enforcement spent more than eight hours guarding the home of the suspect who attacked several people on Ohio State's campus Monday morning.

The home of 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan was being guarded by officials from several agencies while investigators obtained a federal search warrant.

Artan is accused of driving onto the sidewalk and striking multiple pedestrians near Watts Hall located on 19th Avenue and College Road North.

Officials say Artan left the vehicle with a butcher knife and began stabbing people.

That is when Ohio State University Police Officer Alan Horujko shot and killed Artan.

Louann Carnahan says she couldn’t believe the Law Enforcement presence in her neighborhood this afternoon.

When she found out the reason she says it was even more disturbing.

"I was beside myself really," she said.

Less than an hour after Abdul Razak Ali Artan was shot dead on Ohio State's campus, Columbus Police, Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies and the bomb squad descended on the West Columbus townhome where Artan lived.

Most neighbors expressed shock. Abdullah Al-Naqnev lives a few doors down from Artan and his family and knows some of them from school.

"I was really genuinely surprised. I think he was on his own on this.They didn’t have anything to do with it I hope," he said.

Officers guarded the townhome more than eight hours while investigators obtained a federal search warrant to begin the process of combing through potential evidence that may be inside, hopeful it’ll help answer the question of why.

"The only thing I can think about is praying for those students. They didn’t deserve that. Nobody deserves that," said Carnahan.

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