8 taken to Columbus area hospital after attack at Ohio State University, attacker killed

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First responders at Ohio State University.

First responders at Ohio State University.

Ohio State University issued a warning this morning that there was an active shooter on campus and students should “Run Hide Fight.” Early during the attack, witnesses reported hearing gunshots, but in the end the attacker did not use a firearm. Eight people were transported to the hospital. Injuries included stab wounds and person who was hit by a car during the attack. None of those taken to the hospital had life-threatening injuries, according to the AP. A spokesman for the university said the attacker had been shot and killed.

As of 11:30 a.m. ET, the Ohio State University Twitter account announced the order to shelter in place had been lifted.

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This followed the earlier orders for students to shelter in place.

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More details of the attack have not yet been confirmed. Earlier reports identified this event as an active shooting, but use of a gun by the assailant or assailants has not yet been confirmed. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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