OHIO STATE ATTACKER IDENTIFIED: Everything We Know About Abdul Razak Ali Artan (Video)

OHIO STATE ATTACKER IDENTIFIED: Everything We Know About Abdul Razak Ali Artan (Video)

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Law enforcement officials have identified the suspect in Monday’s horrific attack at Ohio State University as 18-year-old Somali migrant Abdul Razak Ali Artan.

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Ohio law enforcement officials confirmed to NBC News Monday afternoon that Artan — an 18-year-old freshman at OSU — was the man who plowed a car into a crowd of people on campus and subsequently attacked passers-by with a butcher’s knife, Christian Datoc, at The Daily Caller reports.

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Authorities had previously confirmed that the suspect was a Somali refugee, legally residing in Ohio.

Artan fled Somalia with his family in 2007 before landing in Pakistan.

He moved to the United States in 2014, where he was granted legal, permanent status.

Furthermore, “The Lantern” — OSU’s campus newspaper — ran an interview with Artan just a few months ago, in which he criticized the school for not having Muslim prayer rooms on campus.

“I wanted to pray in the open, but I was kind of scared with everything going on in the media,” he stated. “I’m a Muslim, it’s not what the media portrays me to be.”“I don’t blame them,” he continued. “It’s the media that put that picture in their heads so they’re just going to have it, and it’s going to make them feel uncomfortable.”Artan’s motive is not yet known, yet authorities maintain that the attack was “done on purpose” and are treating the incident as a possible terrorist act.

This is a developing situation. Check back for updates.

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