Ohio State reports active shooter on campus

UPDATE: After initial reports of a shooting on campus, it has been confirmed that the suspect ran his car into a crowd of people before emerging and wildly swinging a machete at random people.

OSU president: Suspect's car ran into group of pedestrians, then he cut multiple individuals https://t.co/tsd4VYu2VI https://t.co/NCh7g11kxQ

— CNN (@CNN) November 28, 2016


UPDATE: The scene is now secure. All classes at Ohio State have been canceled for the remainder of the day.

UPDATE 1/2 : Shelter in Place lifted. Scene is now secure. ALL classes are canceled on Columbus campus for the remainder of the day.

— OSU Emergency Mngmnt (@OSU_EMFP) November 28, 2016

UPDATE 2/2: Area around 19th & College Ave. is closed. List of buildings closed and additional information at https://t.co/5eIPORv9us

— OSU Police (@OSUPOLICE) November 28, 2016


UPDATE:

OHIO STATE LATEST: https://t.co/P07Xmq9722
-Incident near Watts Hall
-1 suspect dead
-8 transported to hospital
-Shelter-in-place continues pic.twitter.com/wtsA4Te1yf

— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 28, 2016


UPDATE: The FBI is now on the scene.

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— sa❌ sher❌an (@samsherman38) November 28, 2016

JUST IN: FBI now on scene of incident at Ohio State University – @MLevineReports. https://t.co/6EnFArS8RR pic.twitter.com/bxQiWxkTGB

— ABC News (@ABC) November 28, 2016


UPDATE: Sources tell ABC 6/FOX 28 at least three people were shot. Another report indicates there are two suspects, one at large and one down. Seven have reportedly been transported to the hospital.

A professor has also said “a collegue was slashed by a machete.”

ACTIVE SHOOTER:
– Ohio State Campus
– 2 Suspects
– 1 down 1 AT LARGE
– 7 transported to hospital

Stay with @pzf for the latest.

— Breaking News Feed (@pzf) November 28, 2016

Backpack being inspected by bomb squad at Ohio State. Courtesy: Bobby Griffith pic.twitter.com/AjBL8QOqXu

— Andrew Buck Michael (@AndrewWSYX6) November 28, 2016

One @OhioState professor tells @NBC4 a colleague was slashed with a machete on the OSU campus in Watts Hall. #Breaking

— Harrison Hove (@HarrisonHove) November 28, 2016


UPDATE: The Ohio State Department of Public Safety continues to urge students to seek shelter.

Buckeye Alert: Continue to shelter in place. Wait for Police officers directions. Please contact Police / 9-1-1 only if you have information

— OSU Emergency Mngmnt (@OSU_EMFP) November 28, 2016


There is a frightening situation ongoing on the Ohio State campus, according to the university’s Department of Public Safety website. On Monday morning, Ohio State announced an active shooter alert.

The Department of Public Safety urged students to seek shelter and to avoid the area.

“Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College,” a brief statement on Twitter read.

Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.

— OSU Emergency Mngmnt (@OSU_EMFP) November 28, 2016

Buckeye Alert: Continue to shelter in place in north campus area. Follow directions of Police on scene.

— OSU Emergency Mngmnt (@OSU_EMFP) November 28, 2016

There is no word on whether anyone was injured.

We will update the post with more information as more details on the situation continue to emerge.

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