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Quick-acting Ohio State officer praised for killing attacker

Department of Public Safety Director Monica Moll says 28-year-old Officer Alan Horujko started on the Ohio State University police force in January 2015.
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An Ohio State University police officer is being praised for shooting and killing a man who drove his car into a crowd and stabbed multiple people on campus.

Department of Public Safety Director Monica Moll says 28-year-old Officer Alan Horujko started on the Ohio State University police force in January 2015.

Moll says Horujko did a "fabulous job" on Monday and is owed a debt of gratitude.

Ohio State president Michael Drake says he thanked the officer for following his training and being able to end the situation within about a minute.

According to university police, Horujko was responding to the emergency call at 9:52 a.m.

Within second of arrival, Horujko reported an officer in trouble as the suspect, 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan, left the vehicle with a butcher knife and began stabbing people.

Horujko shot and killed Artan after he refused to comply.

University police Chief Craig Stone says it was fortunate there was a nearby gas leak the officer had gone to investigate. Stone says it helped position the officer to respond to the attack so quickly.