As is always the case in these kinds of developing, chaotic situations, the Ohio State “active shooter” report may not have involved an active shooter after all. Then again, the CNN report linked to the image above mentions nothing about how the “shooter” wounded his eight victims. And they quote student as hearing “popping” sounds and “gunshots.” More as actual facts emerge.
UPDATE: The knife story seems to be gaining traction.
A suspect attacked several people with a knife at Ohio State University on Monday, sending eight people to hospitals and prompting a campus-wide lockdown, authorities said.
The suspect is dead, and authorities on the ground believe the threat is contained, said a law enforcement official briefed on the latest information.The eight people hospitalized have non-life-threatening injuries, according to officials at three local hospitals.
Investigators believe the assailant also used a car at the beginning of the attack, and the entire attack happened outside.OSU student Jacob Bower, 20, said he saw a man pull a knife outside between the Koffolt Laboratories and Watts Hall.“He pulled a large knife and started chasing people around, trying to attack them,” Bower told CNN. He said it appeared to be a large kitchen knife.