Attack on Ohio State University by a Somali student

Key Details:

29/11/2016 from Turkey

  • The suspect drove a vehicle into a crowd of people then started attacking with butcher knife.
  • The suspect was shot and killed by police.
  • 11 people were injured, 1 critically.
  • The suspect, Abdul Artan, was 18 years old Somali and Ohio State University student.

Officer who stopped Ohio State stabbing attack identified, 11 people hospitalized

Officer who stopped Ohio State stabbing attack identified, 11 people hospitalized

Assessment:

There is not enough information about the incident yet but when we look at the data, there is a possibility that the attacker was inspired by the IS. It is known that the IS encourages its supporters around the world to attack by knife, motor vehicles, gun-anything that would kill others. Driving his car into a crowd and stabbing people shows he aimed to kill. And also it doesn’t seem like a random attack.