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4:10 p.m.
   An official at Catholic Charities of Dallas says the organization briefly offered aid to Ohio State University attacker Abdul Razak Ali Artan and his family when they first moved to the U.S. in 2014.
   CEO Dave Woodyard told KXAS that Artan arrived in Dallas with his mother and six siblings on June 5, 2014. Woodyard says the Somali family arrived at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport from Pakistan through Kennedy Airport.
   He says the organization gave the family shelter and aid as part of the government resettlement program. He says the group's records show the family received shelter for 23 days before leaving for Ohio.
   Artan was killed Monday by a university police officer after driving his car into pedestrians on campus and attacking people with a knife.
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   4 p.m.
   An Ohio State medical official says three of the 11 people injured in an attack at Ohio State University remain hospitalized and are expected to make complete recoveries.
   Dr. Andrew Thomas provided an update during a Tuesday afternoon news conference.
   Engineering professor William Clark also spoke to reporters after being discharged Tuesday. Clark says he was struck by attacker Abdul Razak Ali Artan's car, tossed in the air and landed on concrete. Clark says he had surgery for deep cuts in his right leg.
   Clark says he and some of his students were outside a classroom building after a fire alarm sounded for a gas leak. Clark says he will withhold judgment about Artan until more facts are known about his motivations.
   Artan was killed by a university police officer.
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   This story has been corrected to show the doctor's name is Andrew Thomas, not Andrew Scott.
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   3:05 p.m.
   A union official says the officer who killed a man to stop an attack at Ohio State University responded according to his training and is grateful for the outpouring of support he's received from fellow police and the public.
   Local police union president Jason Pappas says university officer Alan Horujko (huh-RUJ'-koh) is on paid administrative leave. Pappas says standard procedure requires that the 28-year-old officer see a psychologist and get a new firearm before he gets back to work.
   Officials say Horujko was nearby when a Somalia-born student plowed a car into a group of pedestrians Monday morning and began stabbing people with a butcher knife. Police say the officer shot the driver in less than a minute.
   Authorities say they're investigating whether it was a terrorist attack.
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   12:30 p.m.
   The director of a mosque attended by the Ohio State attacker says numerous programs are in place to help youth and prevent self-radicalization.
   Horsed Noah says he wasn't familiar with Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the OSU student born in Somalia who police say carried out the car-and-knife rampage that left 11 people hurt Monday morning.
   Noah says thousands can attend services on busy days at the mosque on Columbus' west side.
   The mosque just celebrated its second anniversary and serves mostly Muslims from Somalia and other East African countries, many of whom live nearby.
   Noah mentors youth at the mosque, which also offers "Meet a Muslim" programs and helps Somali parents learn to communicate with their children, especially as they assimilate faster to life in America.
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   A law enforcement official says Ohio State University attacker Abdul Razak Ali Artan moved to the U.S. with his family from Pakistan as refugees in 2014.
   The official briefed on the investigation wasn't authorized to publicly disclose details of the case and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The official says Artan is originally from Somalia but lived in Pakistan from 2007 until 2014.
   It's not uncommon for refugees to flee their home country to live elsewhere before permanently resettling in another country.
   Authorities say Artan plowed a car into pedestrians on campus and then began stabbing people with a knife Monday morning. Eleven people were injured.
   A police officer fatally shot Artan within a minute of the attack. Artan was an OSU student.
   -- Associated Press writer Alicia A. Caldwell contributed to this report from Washington.
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   11:40 a.m.
   The Columbus City Council president calls the attack at Ohio State University "an isolated incident" and says blame should be on the attacker, not the diverse Muslim and Somali communities from which he came.
   Authorities identified the attacker as Abdul Razak Ali Artan, an OSU student born in Somalia. They say he plowed a car into pedestrians and then began stabbing people in an attack that left 11 people hurt.
   A police officer killed Artan. Police say they're investigating whether it was a terrorist attack.
   City Council President Zach Klein and other councilmembers planned to visit the Ibnu Taymiyah Masjid and Islamic Center in northeast Columbus on Tuesday to talk with Muslim and Somali community members. The councilmembers planned to attend a noon prayer service there.
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   11:20 a.m.
   An Ohio State University student says he escaped serious injury by fending off the man who staged a car-and-knife attack at campus.
   Andy Payne tells the Springfield News-Sun (http://bit.ly/2gS7XZb ) he'd gone outside Monday morning because of a fire alarm and watched as fellow OSU student Abdul Razak Ali Artan jumped the curb in his car and struck pedestrians outside a classroom building.
   The 27-year-old Payne says Artan attacked him with a knife as he approached the car to help the injured.
   Payne says he stopped Artan from stabbing him and escaped by grabbing the knife with his left hand. Payne is recovering at his suburban Columbus home after undergoing surgery Monday to repair tendons and nerves in his left hand.
   Artan was fatally shot by a police officer.
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   10:55 a.m.
   A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press the attacker at Ohio State University railed on his Facebook account against U.S. interference in countries with Muslim communities.
   Abdul Razak Ali Artan warned about Muslims he described as belonging in "a sleeper cell, waiting for a signal." The posting said that if the U.S. wanted "Muslims to stop carrying lone wolf attacks, then make peace with `dawla in al sham,"' or the terror group known as the Islamic State.
   The official wasn't authorized to discuss the ongoing criminal investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity.
   Artan specifically protested the killing of Muslims in Burma, where the head of the U.N. refugee agency in Bangladesh last week said a Muslim minority group was suffering violence tantamount to ethnic cleansing at the state's hands.
   -- Associated Press writer Tami Abdollah contributed to this report from Washington.
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   10:05 a.m.
   Ohio State University says it will hold a vigil on campus as a way to begin healing after a car-and-knife attack on campus injured 11 people.
   The event Tuesday night will take place at the university's former basketball arena.
   Classes, meanwhile, have resumed after the attack Monday morning that investigators say was carried out by Abdul Razak Ali Artan, an OSU student born in Somalia.
   Police say they're investigating whether it was a terrorist attack.
   The area of campus where the assailant's car plowed into a group of pedestrians before he began stabbing people was quiet and mostly empty Tuesday morning.
   There were few signs of where the attack happened.
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   9 a.m.
   Officials say four of the 11 victims taken to hospitals after a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State in Columbus remain hospitalized.
   A spokeswoman says two of the six people treated for injuries at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center remain hospitalized Tuesday.
   A spokesman for OhioHealth Grant Medical Center and OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital says the three people taken to Grant were discharged Monday afternoon and the two victims taken to Riverside Methodist remain in fair condition Tuesday morning.
   Authorities have said OSU student Abdul Razak Ali Artan purposely plowed his car into a group of pedestrians on campus Monday morning and then got out of his vehicle and began stabbing people with a butcher knife. He was fatally shot by a campus police officer.
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   2 a.m.
   Investigators are looking into whether a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University that injured 11 people was an act of terror.
   Authorities say the attacker deliberately plowed his car into a group of pedestrians on campus Monday morning, and then got out and began stabbing people with a butcher knife before he was fatally shot by a campus police officer.
   The attacker has been identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan.
   A motive is not known, but police say they're investigating whether it was a terrorist attack.
   A U.S. official told The Associated Press Monday that Artan was born in Somalia and was a legal permanent U.S. resident. The official was not authorized to discuss the case and spoke on the condition of anonymity.
   Classes at Ohio State are scheduled to resume Tuesday.
 

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5:20 p.m.
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says the attack at Ohio State "bears all of the hallmarks of a terror attack carried out by someone who may have been self-radicalized."

U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff of California says law enforcement officials are still investigating the attacker's motivations and background.

On Monday morning, an OSU student plowed his car into pedestrians on campus and then got out and began stabbing people with a butcher knife. A police officer shot him to death in a matter of minutes.

The attacker was identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan. A U.S. official who wasn't authorized to talk about the case told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that Artan was born in Somalia and was a legal permanent resident of the U.S.
   -- Associated Press writer Alicia A. Caldwell contributed to this report from Washington.
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   4:30 p.m.
Authorities say the officer who killed an attacker at Ohio State University was a university police officer who'd been on the job for less than two years.

Department of Public Safety Director Monica Moll identified the officer as 28-year-old Alan Horujko. She says he started on the Ohio State police force in January 2015.

Ohio State Police Chief Craig Stone says it was fortunate there was a nearby gas leak that the officer had gone to investigate. Stone says it helped position Horujko to respond to the attack so quickly.

Those injured in the attack included an Ohio State faculty member, four graduate students and three undergrads.

Authorities say they were able to get photos of the suspect's vehicle driving onto campus and confirmed only one person was in the car.
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   4:10 p.m.
A director of public safety says a man who drove a car into pedestrians and began stabbing people at Ohio State was a student at the school.

Ohio State Department of Public Safety Director Monica Moll also identified the now-deceased suspect as Abdul Razak Ali Artan.

A U.S. official earlier told The Associated Press that he was born in Somalia and living in the United States as a legal permanent resident. The official wasn't authorized to publicly discuss details of the ongoing case and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.

Authorities say Artan was shot to death by a police officer Monday morning shortly after he drove up onto a curb into pedestrians, got out of the car and began stabbing people with a butcher knife.

Nine people were injured, including one critically.
   -- Associated Press writer Alicia A. Caldwell contributed to this report from Washington.
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   3:20 p.m.
   A U.S. official has identified the suspect in the Ohio State attack that injured nine people as a man of Somali descent.
   The official identified Abdul Razak Ali Artan as the now-deceased suspect. He was born in Somalia and living in the United States as a legal permanent resident. It was unclear when Artan came to the U.S.
   The official wasn't authorized to publicly discuss details of the ongoing case and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
   A second law enforcement official confirmed that authorities believe the suspect's name is Abdul Artan. That official also wasn't authorized to publicly discuss details of the ongoing case and spoke on condition of anonymity.
   Authorities say the suspect was shot to death Monday by a police officer after driving up onto a curb and into pedestrians and attacking people with a knife.
   -- Associated Press writers Alicia A. Caldwell and Eric Tucker in Washington contributed to this report.
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   3 p.m.
   A police chief says authorities are looking into whether the attack at Ohio State University was related to terrorism.
   Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs was asked at a news conference Monday afternoon whether authorities were considering the possibility that it was a terror attack.
   Jacobs says, "I think we have to consider that it is."
   Authorities say a man purposely plowed his car over a curb and into pedestrians on Monday morning before jumping out of the car and attacking people with a butcher knife. A police officer who was nearby because of an earlier gas leak was on the scene in a minute and shot and killed the attacker.
   The FBI and other agencies joined the investigation.
   Authorities say nine people were hurt, one of them critically.
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   1:50 p.m.
   A witness to an attack at Ohio State University says he initially thought a car had driven over a curb into pedestrians accidentally but realized it was intentional when a man emerged with a butcher knife.
   Student Martin Schneider says he saw the attack take place Monday morning.
   He says he saw the attacker hit several people with the car, then emerge swinging the knife.
   Schneider says the attacker didn't say anything.
   He says he heard the car's engine revving before it hit the curb because it was going pretty fast. He says he also heard yells from a frightened crowd.
   Ohio State Police Chief Craig Stone says an officer who was nearby because of an earlier gas leak shot and killed the attacker.
   Nine people were taken to hospitals.
 

1:20 p.m. 

A witness to an attack at Ohio State University says he initially thought a car had driven over a curb into pedestrians accidentally but realized it was intentional when a man emerged with a butcher knife.
   Student Martin Schneider says he saw the attack take place Monday morning.
   He says he saw the attacker hit several people with the car, then emerge swinging the knife.
   Schneider says the attacker didn't say anything.
   He says he heard the car's engine revving before it hit the curb because it was going pretty fast. He says he also heard yells from a frightened crowd.
   Ohio State Police Chief Craig Stone says an officer who was nearby because of an earlier gas leak shot and killed the attacker.
   Nine people were taken to hospitals.
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   1:20 p.m.
   Authorities are now saying nine people were injured at Ohio State University when an attacker purposely drove over a curb and into pedestrians and then got out of the vehicle and began stabbing people with a butcher knife.
   Ohio State Police Chief Craig Stone says eight of the victims are in stable condition and one victim is in critical condition after the attack Monday. Authorities said two people had been stabbed, four people had been hurt by a car and two others were treated for lacerations.
   The injuries to the ninth person weren't immediately clear.
   Earlier, hospital officials said that eight people had non-life-threatening injuries.
   Stone says an officer who was nearby because of an earlier gas leak shot and killed the male suspect.
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   1:10 p.m.
   Ohio State police say the attacker on campus purposely drove over a curb and into pedestrians and then got out of the vehicle and began stabbing people with a butcher knife.
   Police Chief Craig Stone spoke early Monday afternoon at a news conference.
   Authorities also said police believe that there was only one attacker. Ohio State said earlier that the suspect had been shot and killed.
   The university had sent out a series of tweets at around 10 a.m. Monday saying there was an active shooter on campus and that shooters should run, hide or fight. About an hour and a half later, the university said a shelter-in-place warning had been lifted and the scene was secure.
   Authorities said later that it doesn't appear that the suspect used a gun in the attack.
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12:50 p.m.
   A spokesman for Ohio State University says a suspect in an attack on campus that injured at least eight people has been shot and killed.
   Ben Johnson also said Monday that injuries in the attack included stab wounds and being struck by a vehicle.
   A law enforcement official told The Associated Press that the suspect is believed to have initially struck people with a car before beginning to stab victims. There was no indication that the suspect shot anyone. The official wasn't authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.
   The details started to emerge after a morning of confusion and conflicting reports that began with the university issuing tweets warning students that there was an "active shooter" on campus near the engineering building and that they should "run, hide, fight."

   12:15 p.m.
 A spokesman for Ohio State University says injuries in the attack on campus included stab wounds and being struck by a vehicle.
   Ben Johnson said Monday that there were also other injuries that were being evaluated.
   He says campus will remain open, but classes will be canceled for the rest of the day.
   The university had sent a series of tweets at around 10 a.m. Monday saying there was an active shooter on campus and that students should run, hide or fight. About an hour and a half later, the university said a shelter-in-place warning had been lifted and the scene was secure.
   At least eight people have been sent to hospitals.
   The fate of any suspect or suspects wasn't immediately clear.
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   12:05 p.m.
   Hospital officials say eight patients they received from the scene of a reported attack at Ohio State University have non-life-threatening injuries.
   The eight patients were split among OSU Wexner Medical Center, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center and OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital.
   The university had warned students in a series of tweets earlier Monday that there was an active shooter on campus and that they should run, hide or fight. About an hour and a half later, the university said a shelter-in-place warning had been lifted and the scene was secure.
   The fire department had earlier said that seven people had been taken to hospitals.
   It wasn't immediately clear if a suspect or suspects in the attack were among the people sent to the hospitals.

   11:35 a.m.
   Ohio State University says a shelter-in-place warning has been lifted and the scene is secure following reports of an active shooter and at least seven people injured.
   Ohio State tweeted Monday morning that all classes would be canceled for the rest of the day.
   The university had warned students in a series of tweets earlier Monday that there was an active shooter on campus and that they should run, hide or fight.
   The Columbus Fire Department says seven people had been taken to the hospital. It says two of those people were in stable condition. It didn't have details on the other five.
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   10:45 a.m.
   The fire department says seven people have been sent to the hospital after an active shooter was reported at Ohio State University.
   The Columbus Fire Department says two of those people are in stable condition. It had no information on the other five people.
   Ohio State University warned students in a series of tweets Monday morning that there was an active shooter on campus and that they should run, hide or fight.
   One tweet says: "Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College." Watts Hall is a materials science and engineering building.
   It is not immediately clear if the shooting is still in progress.
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   This story has been corrected to show that the fire department said seven people have been sent to the hospital after a report of an active shooter at Ohio State University, not that they said seven people have been sent to the hospital after a shooting at Ohio State University.
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   10:30 a.m.
   Ohio State University is telling students there's an active shooter on campus and they should "Run Hide Fight."
   Ohio State's official Twitter page retweeted a post from OSU Emergency Management saying there is an active shooter on campus in Columbus on Monday morning.
   The tweet says: "Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College." Watts Hall is a materials science and engineering building.
   "Run, hide, fight" is standard protocol for active shooter situations. It means: Run, evacuate if possible; Hide, get silently out of view; or Fight, as a last resort, take action to disrupt or incapacitate the shooter if your life is in imminent danger.
   A Columbus police dispatcher declined to comment on the reports, but police vehicles were seen at the scene.
 

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