Muslim Refugee Drives Car Into Crowd, Stabs People at Ohio State University

Updates below.

A second attacker is discussed in the video below but not other major media accounts we’ve reviewed. More to come.

Source: Who is Abdul Razak Ali Artan? Ohio State suspect wounded 8 in knife, car attack |

Abdul Razak Ali Artan has been identified as the suspect in today’s knife attack at Ohio State University.

Here’s what we know about Artan:

Artan is an 18-year-old Ohio State student who lives near the campus. He is a Somali refugee who left his homeland in 2007 before traveling to Pakistan and then the U.S. in 2014 where he had legal permanent resident status.

Artan allegedly drove a vehicle over the curb outside a student building at around 9:52 a.m. local time today, striking some students. He then exited the vehicle and began slashing people on the sidewalk with a butcher knife. The incident prompted an active shooter alert and a campus-wide lockdown. The school remained locked down for more than an hour and classes for the day were cancelled.

It was later determined the gunshots were likely from police.

Columbus, Ohio police said they arrived within minutes of the report. Artan was shot and killed by police at the scene. Police later said the attack “appeared to be on purpose.” It’s believed Artan acted alone though police are still processing the scene.

Nine people were injured in the attack; eight were listed in stable condition, one was in critical condition. Four more people were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

From the NYT:  Suspect Is Killed in Attack at Ohio State University That Injured 9

“This was done on purpose,” said Chief Craig Stone of the Ohio State University police. “To go over the curb and strike pedestrians and then get out and start striking with the knife — that was on purpose.”

Eight of the hospitalized victims were believed to be stable, and another patient in critical condition was expected to survive.

The authorities said on Monday afternoon that they were investigating whether the attack may have been an act of terrorism.

Monday’s violence comes after a February machete attack at a Mediterranean restaurant in Columbus, which also ended with the police killing the suspect. The restaurant’s owner told reporters he believed he was targeted because of his Israeli heritage. Also, in September, a young Somali man, Dahir Adan, was killed by the police in St. Cloud, Minn., after stabbing 10 people at a shopping mall.

Mr. Artan is listed as a logistics management major in Ohio State’s online directory. Officials at Columbus State Community College said Mr. Artan also attended that school and graduated with an associate of arts degree. He was on the Columbus State dean’s list in 2015 and graduated cum laude.

According to NBC News, the suspect has been identified as 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan. Artan was an Ohio State student and Somali refugee. He left his homeland with his family for Pakistan in 2007. In 2014, he became a permanent U.S. citizen, NBC News reports.

Updates: Another NBC outlet reports:

Surveillance photos showed Artan in the car by himself just before the attack, but investigators were looking into whether anyone else was involved, the campus police chief said.

Artan complained about the lack of Muslim prayer rooms at OSU in the school newspaper even stating, “I’m a Muslim. It’s not what the media portrays me to be.”


Worthy of noting: One Ohio Mosque Has Been at the Center of SIX Terror Cases.

As far back as 2010, possibly earlier, Muslims outside the U.S. were encouraging Muslims in the U.S. to mow Americans down with vehicles. Most recently, Islamic State encouraged Muslims to target the New York City Macy’s Day Parade on Thanksgiving.

10 thoughts on “Muslim Refugee Drives Car Into Crowd, Stabs People at Ohio State University

  1. Islam is nothing more than a death cult of enslavement and pure INSANITY!
    It is time to deport all those who bow unto Islam!
    Islam is ruled by an overtly INSANE Male leadership who are ill-educated culturally and only seek power over women, children, other sects of Islam, and the rest of us nonbelievers to kill, murder and enslave!!

  2. I believe Obama and Clinton should be prosecuted for TREASON against this country. They have unlawfully promoted jihad in this country and others. They have unlawfully allowed illegal immigrants and unlawfully given them asylum in sanctuary cities. They encourage acts of violence and do not denounce them when they occur. They have all but ruined this nation. Thank God He has taken them down and given us Trump and another chance to make our country great again and to bring it back under the rule of law, law that ALL citizens must obey!

  3. Once again we have a Muslim deciding he wants to kill non muslims. Why does the media and authorities continues asking for a motive. Muslims always kill in the name of Allah. If anything good comes of this terrorism, its that it took place on a college campus. Todays colleges are so far left that they support the influx of Muslims into this country. They called Trump a racist even though Islam isn’t any race. Maybe now a few of those who’s lives where at risk had not the campus police been close by, just might see the virtures of what Trump has been saying about Islam and Muslims. This guy was a refugee who was here legally, meaning he or his family were vetted if thats what its called when Obama continues to flood the country with thousands of these Somali Muslims, and who other hoards of Muslims from countries that hate us. President Trump needs to put an end to this insanity.

    • #foxmulder YES! I couldn’t agree more. I’m sad for the innocent victims, but this catastrophe couldn’t have happened at a “better” place! Our colleges have become total breeding grounds for the insane liberal islamo-sympathizers! No doubt everyone on this campus was kissing this deranged a-hole’s stinking butt, thinking they were SOOO TOLERANT and 2016-ish! Let’s hope some more of these g-damnd ‘chickens’ come HOME to roost! Maybe, just maybe, it will help to make these liberal useful idiots open their eyes to REALITY!!!!! Somehow the picture takes on a whole different outlook WHEN IT TAKES PLACE IN YOUR OWN BACK YARD!!!!!

  4. Why isn’t it mentioned that a fire alarm had been pulled in the building near where the crowds were gathered he drove into? Did he pull the alarm himself then drive into the crowd? Did someone else pull the alarm for him. Also why do they keep telling me that he’s 18? He already had a 2 year degree from a junior college in Columbus. That would make him at least 20? Right? Scumbag looks older then 20 to me. Trump is dead right about a halt to immigration. Because we don’t have a clue who or what these people are. They think he’s 18 just sayin.

  5. Since my last comment was deleted I’ll just restate it: People read Reliance of the Traveller: Islamic sacred Law aka sharia law. Islam is not a race, it is not a religion: it is a theocracy. Attacks like this one in Ohio is not called by radicalization, this is explained in chapter o9.0 page 599 of the above book, Title of chapter is Jihad. Wake up people, Islam is not here to assimilate into America, if it was going to assimilate we would not be having these attacks as well as sharia controlled neighborhoods that are not mentioned in any news reports and or newspapers, might want to research that on this web site.

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