Wednesday, October 5, 2022

BREAKING: Active Shooter Reported on Campus of Ohio State; Students Should ‘Run Hide Fight’ (Watch Live)

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UPDATE (12 noon): The “active shooting” suspect reported Monday morning at Ohio State University is dead, according to a federal law enforcement official. Also, officials at the college say the shelter-in-place warning has been lifted and the scene is secure.

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*Ohio State University’s Emergency Management department sent out a tweet and emergency text this morning saying an active shooter is on campus and that students should “run hide fight.”

Police and FBI are reportedly on scene at the campus in Columbus, which has about 65,000 enrolled students.

According to MSNBC’s Rehema Ellis, the Columbus Fire Department says seven people were transported to three different hospitals. Two are listed in stable condition at one hospital, while the other five have conditions that are unknown at hospital locations that are unclear at this time.

The sound of gunfire was reported at Watts Hall, the intersection of 19th and College Streets, according to accounts. There are also unconfirmed reports by the department chair that someone in the building had been “slashed in the leg by a machete,” according to MSNBC.

Two witnesses told the network they have been texting with students who are sheltering in place inside of Watts Hall. One said he saw someone who may have been shot and taken away. The other witness said his girlfriend was inside and heard shots fired while she was barricaded in a bathroom.

OSU student Anthony Fulsarano, a 22-year-old senior, told CNN that he was in class during the shooting.

“There’s a lot of fire trucks and ambulances outside of the building,” Fulsarano said. “The officers are putting on Kevlar vests and have big weapons. …There’s just so many cops here. We heard a lot of sirens. I was in class and everybody got a text message at the same time through the emergency alert. Someone said they heard popping right before the alert.”

A second shooting location, a garage a few blocks away, has reportedly been surrounded by a SWAT team.

Watch live coverage below, via Columbus news station WBNS TV:

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