As a suspect carried out a savage attack at Ohio State University on Monday, members of the U.S. military in one classroom heroically stood by the door to protect others, a student told CNN.
“We have quite a few military men in our class, who are actually all standing by the doors, keeping us safe,” OSU student Molly Clarke said. “I’m feeling pretty good about that.”
— CNN (@CNN) November 28, 2016
It’s possible Clarke was referring to Ohio State ROTC cadets.
The suspect in the attack reportedly drove his car into a group of pedestrians and then used a weapon to cut several victims, according to Ohio State University President Dr. Michael Drake.
Ohio state police confirmed a butcher knife was used in the attack. The suspect was killed by police and officials believe they have secured the scene.
BREAKING: Ohio State police: Attacker purposely drove over curb into pedestrians, got out and stabbed people with butcher knife.
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 28, 2016
Multiple news outlets reported that the suspect is believed to be a 18-year-old Somali refugee and OSU student.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 28, 2016
Police have yet to identify the suspect or a possible motive.