COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Leaders of mosques and Muslim organizations in Ohio say they’re heartbroken and strongly condemn an attack at Ohio State University that has left 11 people injured.
University officials and police say a man who drove a car into pedestrians and began stabbing people on campus Monday before being shot and killed by police was a student. The university’s student newspaper ran an interview in August with a student with the same name identifying himself as a Muslim.
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.
Artan’s neighbor, Louann Carnahan, says “I know that he went to the mosque every day,” and that he seemed to be “a nice guy.”