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Ohio State Attack Suspect Is 20-Year-Old Somali Refugee

Published: November 28, 2016
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Source: Inquisitr

Ali Muhammad has been identified as the suspect who allegedly launched a car and knife attack on the Ohio State University campus on Monday, leaving nine people injured.

The attack took place at 9:52 a.m., when police say the suspect plowed into pedestrians with a car and then exited with a butcher knife, stabbing several people, ABC News reported.

The suspect, who was killed by police during the attack, was identified hours after the attack took place. Reports indicate that Muhammad drove a car into a group of students who had left a school building following a fire drill, but it was not reported whether the suspect was responsible for triggering the alarm.

There were initially rumors that more suspects may have been involved in the OSU attack, but authorities later said Ali Muhammad was the only suspect. Journalist Lisa Daftari reported that Muhammad was 20-years-old and a Somali-American, but others identified the suspect as 19-years-old and a refugee.

NBC News reported that suspected Ohio State University attacker Ali Muhammad was actually 18-years-old, and was a Somali refugee and legal permanent resident of the United States. It was not immediately clear when he may have immigrated from Somalia to the United States or how long he had lived in America.


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