COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSVN) — ISIS has reportedly claimed responsibly for the stabbing attack at Ohio State University that injured 11 people.
The group said that a 28-year-old Somali-born man identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan was involved in the stabbing and was indeed an ISIS soldier.
Officials said he was inspired by ISIS in the Ohio State attack. He allegedly made Facebook postings on Monday that referenced Al-Qaeda, Yemen and ISIS.
There is no indication, authorities said, that he made contact with the group, however. Evidence points to the ordeal as a lone wolf attack. Officials are going through his computer and cell phone as well as speaking with his family and associates.
Artan was a student who recently transferred to Ohio State. He wrote in a Facebook post that he had grown “sick and tired of seeing fellow Muslims killed and tortured,” according to Federal Law Enforcement officials.
Ohio State police officials shot Artan after he failed to obey orders to stop. The shooting killed him and ended the attack.
Classes resumed Tuesday at the university.
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