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Ohio State University campus declared secure

Ohio State University's campus has been declared secure after the university issued an active shooter alert earlier this morning, according to The Columbus Dispatch. 

Nine people have been taken to the hospital. One person is in critical condition. The condition of the others, including where their injuries came from, is currently unknown. Police confirmed one of the suspects in the attack is dead. 

Police are no longer identifying the attacker as a shooter, it has been reported that the attacker used a knife to stab victims.

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Tweets issued from the Columbus Fire Department told students to find shelter and to "Run Hide Fight", the standard protocol for active shooting situations encouraging people to first attempt to evacuate, take shelter if unable to evacuate and to fight as only a means of last resort.  University officials issued a subsequent tweet saying: "Continue to shelter in place in north campus area. Follow directions of Police on scene." 

Traffic is currently being directed away from campus. Classes have been cancelled for the rest of the day. 

Lyndsay Jones 

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