ISIS Claims Responsibility for Ohio State Attack

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ISIS has claimed respon­si­bil­i­ty for Monday’s attack in Ohio, the group’s news agnecy said Tuesday.

On Monday, a man plowed his car into a group of pedes­tri­ans at Ohio State Univer­si­ty and began stabbing people with a butcher knife Monday before he was shot to death by a police officer. Police said they are inves­ti­gat­ing whether it was a terror­ist attack.

Nine people were hurt, one criti­cal­ly.

The attack­er was identi­fied as Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a Somali-born legal perma­nent resident of the U.S., accord­ing to a U.S. official wasn’t autho­rized to discuss details of the case publicly and spoke on condi­tion of anonymi­ty.

The FBI and other agencies joined the inves­ti­ga­tion.

The details emerged after a morning of confu­sion and conflict­ing reports that began with the univer­si­ty issuing a series of tweets warning that there was an “active shooter” on campus near the engineer­ing build­ing and that students should “run, hide, fight.” The warning was appar­ent­ly prompt­ed by what turned out to be police gunfire.

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