The question of the jihad attacker’s identity seems to be solved now. Also, Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs was refreshingly honest, saying: “I think we have to consider that it is” a terror attack.
CBS News is reporting that the suspect is a 20-year-old Somali man.
The vehicle involved in the incident is registered to Mohammad Ali from Columbus.
The Associated Press reports a police chief says authorities are looking into whether the attack at Ohio State University was related to terrorism.
Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs was asked at a news conference Monday afternoon whether authorities were considering the possibility that it was a terror attack.
Jacobs says, “I think we have to consider that it is.”
Authorities say a man purposely plowed his car over a curb and into pedestrians on Monday morning before jumping out of the car and attacking people with a butcher knife. A police officer who was nearby because of an earlier gas leak was on the scene in a minute and shot and killed the attacker.
The FBI and other agencies joined the investigation.
Authorities say nine people were hurt, one of them critically.
NBC News has identified the suspect as 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan. According to NBC, Artan was a Somali refugee and Ohio State student who left his homeland with his family in 2007. They lived in Pakistan before coming to the U.S., where Artan became a permanent resident in 2014….