Eleven Hospitalized After A Somali Refugee Attacked Ohio State University
On Monday morning of November 28, a student of Ohio State student crashed his vehicle into pedestrians on the Columbus campus. He got out of his car and started slashing people with a butcher knife.
According to the university Police Chief Craig Stone, eleven people were taken to the hospital with stab wounds and one was in a serious condition. A university police officer shot and killed the suspect less than minutes after slashing students.
This case is being investigated by the FBI since they saw the post on Facebook of the suspect. But, it is not a concrete evidence which might point and give clear intentions of Abdul Razak Ali Artan's action. He posted on the social media that he was sick and tired of looking comrade, Muslims that were killed and tortured. Abdul posted his shorter message before the tragedy happen.
Abdul Razak Ali Artan grew up in Somalia but left to Pakistan with his family in 2007. He was an Immigrant that persuades most Muslim to stop constraint with the other countries.
"By Allah, we will not let you sleep unless you give peace to the Muslims. You will not celebrate or enjoy any holiday," he posted on his social account.
Ohio state police officer said that he was shot by Officer Alan Horujko, 28, who has been on the university force for almost two years. The other police officer and some federal partners also responded to attack the said terrorist act. The scene had not been ruled out.
Ohio States Students Campus Publication in-printed an interview report about Abdul. It was revealed that he has anxiety and wanted to pray in a Muslim's prayer in an open but he was scared in media. He added that he doubted about what others might be thinking.
In previous months, the federal law enforcement officials raised concerns about extremist propaganda activity online and encouraging knife and car attacks.