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FBI: Ohio State attacker acted alone, not directed by terrorist organization

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued an update on their investigation into the terror attack that happened at Ohio State University one year ago.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued an update on their investigation into the terror attack that happened at Ohio State University one year ago.

In the statement, the FBI says the federal investigation into the attack by Abdul Razak Ali Artan has concluded.

The evidence from their investigation concluded that Artan acted alone.

Though he was not directed by any terrorist organization, the FBI says he appeared to be influenced by extremist ideology including ISIS propaganda.

You can read the FBI's statement below.

Statement on the November 28, 2016 Attack at The Ohio State University

The Cincinnati Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) today released the following statement regarding the November 28, 2016 attack at The Ohio State University.

We thank all of our partners involved, including the Ohio State University Police Division, Columbus Division of Police, Columbus Division of Fire, Ohio State Highway Patrol, and the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, for their efforts in the response and investigation of this horrific attack. We continue to work with the victims who were impacted and have recently updated them on the status of the investigation, which includes the following:

  • The substantive federal investigation has concluded.
  • The evidence from the extensive investigation indicates the perpetrator acted alone and was not directed by a terrorist organization.
  • The perpetrator appears to have been influenced by extremist ideology, including Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) propaganda.

With the substantive conclusion of the investigation, the Cincinnati Division of the FBI does not anticipate releasing any further updates.

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