Ohio State attack suspect killed by officer identified

Photo courtesy of The Lantern & photographer Kevin Stankiewicz

Authorities have identified the suspect who attacked people at Ohio State's campus Monday morning as 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan.

During a press conference Monday evening, Ohio State University Director of Public Safety Monica Moll said Artan was a student at the university.

Moll also identified the officer who shot and killed Artan as 28-year-old Alan Horujko.

Authorities say Artan drove up onto a curb near Watts Hall and struck pedestrians. Artan exited the vehicle and attacked people with a butcher knife.

Moll said Officer Horujko arrived at the scenes within minutes and encountered the suspect. After he refused to comply, Officer Horujko shot and killed Artan.

Eleven people were injured in the attack. Only one of those injured were listed in critical condition.

Officials said Artan was in the vehicle alone and is the only suspect. They are currently investigating any potential motive.


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