BREAKING: Reports Of Active Shooter At Ohio State
Update: At about 11 am, Columbus police confirmed that one suspect was dead. Two other people have been arrested, though it is unclear whether they are suspected accomplices. Some bystanders claim police have simply been handcuffing everybody in a nearby parking garage as they search it for additional suspects.
Ohio State University’s safety department is warning students that an active shooter is on the loose.
Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.
— OSU Emergency Mngmnt (@OSU_EMFP) November 28, 2016
A local news reporter has reported that seven people were hospitalized in relation to the attack. The total later grew
Another local reporter says the attacker apparently used a machete to attack at least one person.
— Harrison Hove (@HarrisonHove) November 28, 2016
Meanwhile, an image that quickly went viral online showed students barricading a door with a pile of chairs.
DRAMATIC IMAGE: Students Barricade Themselves Into Classroom During Shooting At Ohio State University pic.twitter.com/wz6jmHtYRR
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) November 28, 2016
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