Video has emerged showing Abdul Razak Ali Artan, who officials have identified as the Ohio State University attacker, on stage at a community college graduation earlier in 2016. Artan is seen in the video receiving an Associate of Arts degree at the Columbus State Community College graduation ceremony in May 2016. On the event?s program, Artan is listed as a Cum Laude, a student who graduates with distinction. Artan was also on the college?s Dean?s list of best students for the Spring and Summer of 2015. Artan started studying Logistics Management at Ohio State University this summer. OSU student newspaper The Lantern interviewed Artan in August, where he discussed his faith. Authorities said they found a Facebook page that could be of Artan with posts about US foreign policy in the Middle East. Storyful is trying to locate this Facebook profile. The 18-year-old was shot and killed by a police officer after ramming his car into a group of pedestrians and stabbing people on the OSU campus on Monday. Credit: Youtube/Columbus State Community College via Storyful
Abdul Razak Ali Artan was shot dead by a police officer. Picture: AP.
ISLAMIC State says it carried out the attack on Ohio State University in which 11 people were injured.
The attacker, a Somali immigrant student at Ohio State University, was shot dead by a police officer.
The terror group’s Amaq News Agency today claimed the attack, carried out by the 18-year-old student, was perpetrated by a “soldier of the Islamic State.”
Abdul Razak Ali Artan hit a crowd of pedestrians with a car before stabbing several people with a butcher knife on Monday morning (local time) on Ohio State’s campus.
The terrorist attack came just two days after the Islamic State released a video detailing how to engage in knife attacks.
Titled “Muwahhid,” Arabic for “a believer in Allah,” the video includes an “Explanation of How to Slaughter the Disbelievers,” detailing the various methods an IS adherent can use to kill civilians.