COLUMBUS, Ohio – Police said they killed at least one suspect during an active shooter lockdown at Ohio State University on Monday morning, reports CBS Columbus affiliate WBNS. It is not clear whether or not there is a second suspect, but police are advising locals to stay on lockdown because of an active shooter.

Nearby school districts in Upper Arlington and Grandview Heights were also placed lockdown.

Officials say at least nine people were injured, one critically, in an incident that began at the campus’ chemical engineering building. At least four of the eight wounded have gunshot wounds.

WBNS reports the incident began around 9:30 a.m. when firefighters were responding to reports of a chlorine leak at the chemical engineering building. Someone had run a vehicle into the building, and then someone started attacking people inside the building with a knife.

A short time after that incident, the emergency alert system for Ohio State University sent out an alert about an active shooter on campus.

“Run, hide, fight” is standard protocol for active shooter situations. It means: Run, evacuate if possible; Hide, get silently out of view; or Fight, as a last resort, take action to disrupt or incapacitate the shooter if your life is in imminent danger. –CBS



With nearly 60,000 students at its main Columbus campus, Ohio State is one of the nation’s largest universities.

At least 8 have been transported to the hospital:


SWAT and bomb squad have been deployed to campus



Students share pictures of barricades they’ve built in the classroom:


Students post video of dead shooter on sidewalk taken from dining hall on OSU campus:


Emergency responders line roads on campus: