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OSU Attacker Somali refugee Ranted on Social Media ;Attack comes after ISIS’ call for jihadists to use knife attacks

Abdul Razak Ali Artan

November 29,2016

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Ohio state knifeman ranted about how he was ‘sick and tired of seeing my fellow Muslim brothers being killed and tortured’ on social media hours before wounding 11

Abdul Razak Ali Artan has been identified as the assailant behind a stabbing attack at OSU’s Columbus campus Monday morning
He has been described as a Somali refugee and a logistics management student at the school
Fire alarm was pulled at Watts Hall just before 10am and Artan reportedly mowed down evacuating students and staff with his car
He then got out of the vehicle and started slashing victims with a knife injuring 11 – including one critically
Responding OSU police officer Alan Harujko, 28, shot Artan dead after he failed to respond to commands
Two other men were taken from the scene in handcuffs, but police now believe there was only one attacker  The shelter in place was lifted just after 11:30am
Attack comes after ISIS’ call for jihadists to use knife attacks as they’re the most widely available weapons
Authorities are instigating Facebook post, allegedly made by Artan, which warned America to ‘stop interfering with other countries if you want us Muslims to stop carrying lone wolf attacks’
The posts also mention radical cleric Anwar Awlaki and states that Artan is ‘sick and tired of seeing my fellow Muslim brothers and sisters being killed and tortured EVERYWHERE. I can’t take it anymore’


PUBLISHED: 10:29 EST, 28 November 2016 | UPDATED: 20:05 EST, 28 November 2016

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Ohio State attack: Police identify suspect as business student

The Columbus Dispatch  •  Monday November 28, 2016 8:00 PM

Monday morning dawned on the Ohio State University campus in positive fashion. Students had just returned after visits home for Thanksgiving weekend. And they were still in a celebratory mood from the Buckeyes’ football win over rival Michigan on Saturday.

Nothing would have prepared anyone for what had happened by late morning.

A student, Ohio State police say, drove a car into a group of people standing outside a campus building, throwing some into the air and running over others. The driver then jumped from the car with a butcher knife, slashing more people. Less than a minute after the attack, an OSU police officer had shot and killed the man. In the end, 11 people were injured.

The suspect has been identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan, who was a Logistics Management major in the College of Business at Ohio State. Police said they believe he was 18 years old, though other reports have said he was 20. Records show he lived in western Franklin County, in Franklin Township. Records also show that he graduated with honors, with an associate’s degree, from Columbus State Community College in May before transferring this semester to Ohio State.

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Police said the officer who shot and killed Artan is Ohio State University Police Officer Alan Horujko, 28, who has been with the police department since January 2015. He wasn’t injured.