UPDATED: Nine people were taken to hospitals after an active shooter was reported on the Ohio State University campus Monday, authorities said.
The incident was initially reported as an "active shooter" situation, but the suspect did not shoot anyone.
One of those eight patients is in critical condition, Columbus Fire spokeswoman Rebecca Diehm said.
A suspect is dead following an active shooter report Monday morning on Ohio State University's campus, a federal law enforcement official said. The official, who has been briefed on the latest information on the situation, said law enforcement on the ground believes the threat is contained, reports CNN.
The official stressed this is early in the investigation and the sweep of campus continues.
Ohio State University's main campus in Columbus is one of the largest in the United States. The university has more than 65,000 students enrolled across the state.
The suspect in the Ohio State University attack ran into a group of pedestrians on a street corner with his vehicle before using a weapon to cut several people, OSU President Dr. Michael Drake said. The assailant used a butcher knife, OSU Police Chief Craig Stone said.
The suspect killed is believed to be a Somali refugee OSU student.
The suspect's name is not released, but law enforcement officials told NBC News he was an 18-year-old Ohio State student, a Somali refugee who was a legal permanent resident of the United States.
According to sources, police believe the attack was planned.
Columbus Ohio Police Chief Kim Jacobs told reporters Monday “We have to consider that it is” a terrorist attack. Jacobs elaborated police “engaged the suspect and eliminated the threat.”
"A suspect has been shot and reported deceased," the university said. "Victim injuries include stab wounds, injury by motor vehicle and other injuries that are being evaluated."
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