Ohio State Shelter In Place Lifted After Suspect In Ohio State Shooting Reportedly Dead; Eight Injured

Ohio State Shelter In Place Lifted After Suspect In Ohio State Shooting Reportedly Dead; Eight Injured

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A suspect is dead after an active shooter was reported on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus on Monday.

The shelter in place order was lifted around 11:30 a.m., and scene was declared secure.

The school alerted students and faculty shortly before 10 a.m., ordering them to shelter in place as police, FBI and ATF units swarmed the area.

Both NBC News and CNN report that officials believe the suspect acted alone and attacked victims with a large knife before being fatally shot by a responding officer.

Classes were canceled for the remainder of the day.

The first reports of gunshots came from Watts Hall near 19th and College. According to the school’s website, the building is home to the Materials Science and Engineering program.

There was also a report that several students were hit by a car outside the building, which may or may not have been driven by the shooter.

Earlier, an alert was issued for an active shooter on Ohio State University’s Campus, Monday morning. Ohio State University Police sent the alert at about 9:56am.

The alert said, “Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.”

A following alert told students to “continue to shelter in place. Wait for Police officers directions. Please contact Police / 9-1-1 only if you have information.”

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