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OSU stabbing suspect identified as student

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Officials have identified the man fatally shot during a confrontation with a police officer on the Ohio State University as an OSU student.

Police say surveillance video shows a car that they believe was driven by Abdul Razak Ali Artan entering the campus earlier on Monday.

According to police, Artan drove over a curb and struck several pedestrians and then exited the car before stabbing several people.

A 28-year-old officer from the campus police told investigators that he shot Artan after the student ignored his commands.

Ohio State University Police say the incident caused a lockdown on campus.

Police Chief Craig Stone says he believes the action was intentional, but does not have a motive for the crimes.

Eleven people were taken to area hospitals. Although none of the injuries are described as life-threatening, at least two have undergone surgery for orthopedic injuries, according to doctors.

Rumors of a second suspect resulted in the search of a parking garage on Lane Avenue, but officers found no evidence of any suspect other than the one killed by police.

Campus remains open during the continued investigation, although classes have been canceled for the remainder of the day. 

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