Islamic State claims responsibility for Ohio State attack
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for an attack at Ohio State University where a man ran pedestrians down with a car and stabbed others with a knife, Reuters reports.
The Islamic State news agency AMAQ posted a photo of Abdul Razak Ali Artan, calling him the “implementer of the Ohio attack.”
Classes resumed Tuesday at Ohio State University, a day after the attack on campus wounded 11 people.
Artan, a student who recently transferred there, had written in a Facebook post he had grown “sick and tired” of seeing fellow Muslims “killed and tortured,” according to federal law enforcement officials.
In a Facebook post shortly before the rampage, the Somali immigrant urged America “to stop interfering with other countries, especially the Muslim Ummah,” a term for Muslim people at large.
“By Allah, we will not let you sleep unless you give peace to the Muslims,” he wrote. “You will not celebrate or enjoy any holiday.”
Artan rammed his car into a group of people on the Columbus campus and then got out and charged at passersby with a knife.
Ohio State University Police Officer Alan Horujko shot Artan after he failed to obey orders to stop — killing him and stopping the attack.