UPDATE: Cops Kill At Least One Suspect In Ohio State Shooter Lockdown

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Police said they killed at least one suspect during an active shooter lockdown at Ohio State University on Monday morning, reports CBS Columbus affiliate WBNS. It is not clear whether there are more suspects.
 
Ohio State University officials have canceled classes for the day. Nearby school districts in Upper Arlington and Grandview Heights were also placed on lockdown. 
 
Officials say at least eight people were injured, one critically, in an incident that began at the campus’ chemical engineering building. 
 
In a statement, Ohio State University officials said: “Victim injuries include stab wounds, injury by motor vehicle and other injuries that are being evaluated.”
 
A federal law enforcement source told CBS News that the situation at Ohio State  was initially described to them as a shooting in a campus building. But now investigators are leaning toward this being something else, reports CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues. The source said it increasingly looks like at least some victims were either hit by a car or stabbed.
 
WBNS reports the incident began around 9:30 a.m. when firefighters were responding to reports of a chlorine leak at the chemical engineering building. According to the station, some witnesses report that someone had run a vehicle into the building, and then someone started attacking people inside the building with a knife.
 
At least one witness to the scene told WBNS said a fire alarm was pulled inside the Watts Lab, and when people exited, a car was waiting for them and appeared to purposefully run them over. 
 
Another student witness told CBS Newsshe saw a grey car drive by the engineering building at a high speed, hit a cop, then proceed to hit other people.
 
Police have not confirmed the nature of the attacks. The FBI and ATF both said they had deployed tactical resources to assist local law enforcement partners.
 
A short time after those incidents, the emergency alert system for Ohio State University sent out an alert about an active shooter on campus.
 
“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.
 
Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther said in a statement: “As the situation at the Ohio State University unfolds, we lift up the victims and the first responders in our thoughts and prayers. We ask for students and university employees to continue to follow instructions of Ohio State authorities.”
 
With nearly 60,000 students at its main Columbus campus, Ohio State is the state’s largest employer and one of the nation’s largest universities.

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Original report by CNN:

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An active shooter has been reported on the Ohio State University campus, according to the university’s Department of Public Safety website.

People are urged to shelter in place and avoid the area.

“Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College,” OSU Emergency Management tweeted Monday morning.

The Columbus Fire Department told news organizations 9 people had been transported to area hospitals.

Sophomore Wyatt Crosher said he heard gunfire that he believes came from a class building across the street.

“My roommate and I heard about three or four gunshots from across the street, and soon after we heard a bunch of police and ambulances pull up across the street,” the 19-year-old said.

“We can’t see the building where the shooting happened because of a dorm blocking our view. It truly sounded like gunshots, and really soon after we heard a bunch of sirens. We can see the police cars from our dorm.”

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