'Too soon' to tell if terrorism link to university attack

Officials said it is “too soon” to determine whether the attack at Ohio State University on 28 November, in which 11 people were injured, had any connection to terrorism, writes Ciara McCarthy for the Guardian.

A student at the university, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, is believed to have driven a car into a group of pedestrians on campus on Monday morning. Police said he then got out of the car and began slashing people with a butcher knife. A campus police officer fatally shot Artan minutes after the attack began. Officials said on Wednesday that multiple witnesses heard the officer tell Artan to drop the knife before he opened fire.

The day following the attack, the Islamic State militant group called Artan “a soldier” acting on its behalf via its news agency Amaq. Angela Byers, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Cincinnati division, said they have not found a direct connection between Artan and ISIS.
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