Reports of an active shooter on the campus of Ohio State University have Columbus stations in rolling breaking news coverage Monday morning.
Stations report nine people have been transported to hospitals for treatment, and police say one suspect is dead. CBS affiliate WBNS also reported two people appeared to have been removed from a building on the OSU campus in handcuffs.
Witness tells NBC4 that a fire alarm was pulled, people cleared Watts Hall, then a car came along and started hitting those who evacuated.
— Matt Edwards (@MattEdwardsNBC4) November 28, 2016
A photograph aired by ABC affiliate WSYX showed Columbus Police bomb squad officers examining a backpack on campus as well. An active shooter alert was issued by the university around 10 a.m. local time, advising students to shelter in place:
Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.
— OSU Emergency Mngmnt (@OSU_EMFP) November 28, 2016
UPDATE, 1:55 p.m. ET: NPR reports there was no shooting at OSU, despite witnesses telling reporters they heard what sounded like gunshots. The suspect, shot and killed by police, is believed to have driven a car through campus, striking several people. He then exited the car and attacked victims with a knife. Nine people were injured, one critically.