Previously he was identified as Mohamed Ali, also a Somali Muslim “refugee.” Is Artan a second attacker, or is this a case of mistaken identity? No way to know for sure at this point.
“1 Suspect Dead, 9 in Hospital After Ohio State Car-and-Knife Attack,” by Pete Williams, Tom Winter, Tracy Connor, and Ken Dilanian, NBC News, November 28, 2016:
An Ohio State University student plowed a car into a campus crowd, then jumped out and started stabbing people with a butcher knife before being shot dead by police Monday morning, officials said.
Nine people were taken to hospitals after the ambush, and one was in critical condition. The incident was initially reported as an “active shooter” situation, but the suspect did not shoot anyone.
A police officer was on the scene within a minute and killed the assailant. “He engaged the suspect and eliminated the threat,” OSU Police Chief Craig Stone said.
Law enforcement officials told NBC News the suspect’s name is 18-year-old Abdul Artan, a 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….