Eight people were sent to the hospital Monday after an active shooter was reported on Ohio State University’s campus, the Columbus Fire Department said.
An Ohio State spokesman said injuries include stab wounds and being hit by a vehicle. According to the hospitals, all are non-life-threatening injuries.
Four people were being treated at the university’s Wexner Medical Center, said Sherri Kirk, a hospital spokeswoman.
Two were being taken to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center and two others were at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, according to those hospitals.
Cassidie Baker, an Ohio State senior, said she saw police or paramedics helping one person on the ground outside Watts Hall. Watts Hall is a materials science and engineering building.
The latest on reports of an active shooter on the Ohio State University campus:
The Associated Press reports a spokesman for Ohio State University says injuries in the attack on campus included stab wounds and being struck by a vehicle.
Ben Johnson said Monday that there were also other injuries that were being evaluated.
The AP reports hospital officials say eight patients they received from the scene of a reported attack at Ohio State University have non-life-threatening injuries.
The eight patients were split among OSU Wexner Medical Center, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center and OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital.
An Akron man who attends Ohio State University recounted what he experienced on campus:
Ohio State University says a shelter-in-place warning has been lifted and the scene is secure following reports of an active shooter, the AP reports.
Ohio State tweeted Monday morning that all classes would be canceled for the rest of the day.
The suspect linked to an active shooter situation on the Ohio State campus is dead, police authorities confirm to our sister station WCMH.
Eight people were taken to the hospital, the station reports.
NBC4 says seven victims are in stable condition, while another person is in critical condition.
Another person is receiving treatment on scene, the station said.
The AP reports Ohio State University is telling students there’s an active shooter on campus and they should “Run Hide Fight.”
Ohio State’s official Twitter page retweeted a post from OSU Emergency Management saying there is an active shooter on campus in Columbus on Monday morning.
The tweet says: “Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.” Watts Hall is a materials science and engineering building.
“Run, hide, fight” is standard protocol for active shooter situations. It means: Run, evacuate if possible; Hide, get silently out of view; or Fight, as a last resort, take action to disrupt or incapacitate the shooter if your life is in imminent danger.
A Columbus police dispatcher declined to comment on the reports, but police vehicles were seen at the scene.
Several tweets were posted by OSU around 10 a.m. Monday regarding the situation:
“Run Hide Fight,” one of the tweets declared.
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