On November 28, 2016, a student named Razak Ali Artans rammed his car into multiple students and teachers on campus at Ohio State University. Afterward he proceeded to attack people with a butcher knife. Artans’ attack landed eleven civilians in the hospital that day.
Not long before the attack Artans stated on Facebook that he was tired of people attacking fellow Muslims. The police are using this post to determine whether this attack qualifies as terrorism.
CNN showed this tweet, which was posted not long after the attack began: “”Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College,”” This tweet, among other alerts, was sent out school wide to warn and protect students.
Around a minute after Artans drove his car onto campus, Officer Horujko responded to the call and another minute later he reported that he had engaged the subject. After waiting for others to clear and yelling multiple times to stop, he proceeded to shoot Artans.
CNN questioned Jacob Bower, an OSU student, who said, “The cop that subdued that guy with the knife saved so many lives today.” After being shot, Artans was taken to the hospital and died later that day.
“Overall, it was “one of those days you’re grateful for good training and great people across the board,” Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther” stated later to CNN.