COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJBK) - Eight people have been sent to the hospital after an active shooter was reported at The Ohio State University Monday morning. A spokesman with Ohio State says injuries in the campus attack include stab wounds and being hit by a vehicle.
Ohio State Police say the attacker drove over a curb into pedestrians, got out and stabbed people with butcher knife. Hospital officials said the eight victims had non-life-threatening injuries.
An Ohio State University spokesman says a suspect in the attack had been shot and killed. Police did not immediately release the suspect's name and gave no details on a possible motive.
The OSU Emergency alert system tweeted around 11:30 a.m. that the shelter in place is lifted, and that the scene was secure. The university's newspaper, however, suggests in their tweets that the shelter in place may have been lifted when the scene was still active.
The university first alerted students of the reported active shooter around 10 a.m. Monday.
"Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College," read the first tweet sent out by an OSU emergency management account. Watts Hall is a material science and engineering building.
"Run, hide, fight" is standard protocol for active shooter situations. It means: Run, evacuate if possible; Hide, get silently out of view; or Fight, as a last resort, take action to disrupt or incapacitate the shooter if your life is in imminent danger.
With nearly 60,000 students at its main Columbus campus, Ohio State is one of the nation's largest universities.
Classes at the Columbus campus have been canceled for the day.
This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 2 for updates.
The Associated Press contributed to this report