posted Dec 2, 2016, 8:36 AM by PHS Warrior Beat
By: Dom Farrace

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY--- Just within 2 minutes, eleven students were hospitalized after an attack from Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a student that had been interviewed for the student-run newspaper “Humans of Ohio State.” An interview of Artan published through this newspaper showed his desire for a place to pray in peace on a large campus, after transferring from the small Columbus State. "I wanted to pray in the open, but I was scared with everything going on in the media. I'm a Muslim, it's not what the media portrays me to be. If people look at me, a Muslim praying, I don't know what they're going to think, what's going to happen?” States CNN from his interview with the student-run newspaper. However he seems to have fulfilled the stereotype he denied in his interview- a terrorist.

      It was reported by CNN that at 9:52 a.m., he drove over a curb and ran into people near Watts Hall. "He pulled a large knife and started chasing people around, trying to attack them," Bower told CNN, adding that he did not see anyone get stabbed. “Luckily there were so many people, he couldn't focus on one target,” student at Ohio, Bower said, according to CNN.

     “Artan was a legal permanent resident of the United States of America, originally from Somalia,” a US official said. A federal law enforcement official and US official told CNN that he came to the country in 2014 with his family from Pakistan.

     "We owe him a debt of gratitude," said Monica Moll, director of Ohio State public safety. "He did a fabulous job today,” reported CNN.

Edited By: KL