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Nine injured in Ohio State University attack

The suspected attacker has been identified as Abdul Artan, 18. The authorities said on Monday afternoon that they were investigating whether the attack may have been an act of terrorism

At least nine people were injured after a student stabbed several people with a butcher knife, law enforcement officials said. The attacker was shot dead within about a minute by a campus police officer, CNN reported

The suspected attacker has been identified as Abdul Artan, 18. The authorities said on Monday afternoon that they were investigating whether the attack may have been an act of terrorism.

Most of the injured were hurt by the car, and at least two were stabbed, officials said. One had a fractured skull. Nine people were being treated at area hospitals with stab wounds and injuries related to being hit by a car, The Guardian reported.

OSU said in a statement that the “injuries include stab wounds, injury by motor vehicle and other injuries that are being evaluated” and that “facts are still being verified.”

Officials said Artan was in a car alone when he struck about eight pedestrians. The motive is not known at this time, officials said. Sources told ABC News that authorities believe the attacker is of Somali descent and is a legal permanent resident of the U.S.

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