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At least 9 people injured in Ohio State attack; attacker dead

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — At least nine people were treated after an attack on the Ohio State University campus Monday, authorities said.

Law enforcement officials told NBC News the suspect’s name is Abdul Razak Ali Artan, an 18-year-old student at the university.

He was a Somali refugee who left his homeland with his family in 2007, lived in Pakistan and then came to the United States in 2014 as a legal permanent resident of the United States, officials said.

The car used in the attack was registered to a family member.

A US official says the suspect was a legal permanent resident.

Investigators are still trying to determine a motive.

The Columbus Fire Department reports none of the injuries are life-threatening, though one person is in critical condition.

OSU reports the injuries come from being stabbed and being hit by a car.

A Ohio State University officer shot and killed the suspect.

Police say a man purposely hit people with a car, then jumped out and began stabbing people with a butcher knife.

Initial reports of an active shooter appear to have been shots fired by law enforcement.