UPDATE: “Law enforcement officials told NBC News the suspect’s name is Abdul Artan, an 18-year-old student at the university. He was a Somali refugee who left his homeland with his family in 2007, lived in Pakistan and then came to the United States in 2014 as a legal permanent resident of the United States, officials said.” [END UPDATE]
Confirmed reports on the shooter on the Ohio State University campus was a Somali Muslim immigrant. Reports reveal his name was Ali Mohammed, as Liz Wheeler from One America News Network reported and the police scan (below) reveals “Ali Mohammed, 353 Nationwide Blvd.”
One suspect was pronounced dead after going on a rampage at Ohio State University Monday morning, injuring at least eight people.
A federal law enforcement official said there was only one attacker, who mainly used a knife and a car in the attack – countering earlier reports that there was a shooting while the Columbus Post-Dispatch reported that there were two attackers – one armed with a gun, and the other with a knife.
But the question remains: if one person was involved to create the chaos, who then pulled the fire alarm at Watts Hall, home to the chemical engineering department?
This is typical: evacuate while another man driving a car jumped the curb and mowed down the crowds of innocent bystanders, then got out of the car and started stabbing and slashing victims until an officer shot the suspect dead.
SWAT teams then stormed the building just before 11am, and minutes later, two men, one Somali and the other in our estimation is Chechen or Afghan, were led out in handcuffs. The Columbus Dispatch reports that one person in the car had a gun, while the other had a “large knife.” WBNS reports that nine people have been shot on the campus. The station says that of those nine, eight are in stable condition, while one is in critical condition. NBC Columbus’ Ted Hart reports that a person attacked with a large knife is a professor at the school.
WBNS reports that a suspect has been killed. NBC Columbus reporter Matt Barnes tweeted that two people have been “escorted out of the garage in handcuffs and put into SWAT vehicle.” However, later reports state the only suspect was killed.
All this suggests it was the work of a sleeper ISIS lone wolf cell using the typical alarm, bait, and then attack. That with Muslims involved and ISIS promising to attack during the holidays spells out ISIS lone wolves on the move.
This (bait and attack) is what I have been saying in almost every lecture to emergency responders, FBI, and police force.