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One suspect has been shot and killed by police after an attack Monday morning on campus.

Police respond to reports of an active shooter on the Ohio State University campus in Columbus, Ohio on November 28, 2016. Andrew Welsh-Huggins / AP

At least 11 people were injured in an attack at the Ohio State University Monday morning.

Shortly before 10 a.m. local time, a suspect drove a vehicle into pedestrians, and then emerged from the car and started attacking them with a butcher knife. He was shot and killed by police. Eleven people sustained stab wounds, and at least one person is in critical condition.

Officials have identified the suspect as Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a student at the university. The police officer who shot him is 28-year-old Alan Horujko.

The university initially reported there was an active shooter on campus, according to a tweet by school officials. Students  were advised to shelter in place or “Run Hide Fight.” The lockdown was lifted about two hours later.

Classes were canceled for the rest of the day. Aerial footage broadcast on cable news showed multiple police cars and ambulance on campus. Many students had recently returned to campus after Thanksgiving break.

We’re live-blogging the news below. All updates are in Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5).

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Police Identify Suspect in Attack, Officer Who Shot Him

Authorities identified the suspect in the attack Monday as Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a student at Ohio State University. No additional details about the suspect or his motive were given. Authorities also identified the officer who shot and killed Artan as 28-year-old Alan Horujko, who has served with the university’s police department since January 2015.

"We all owe a debt of gratitude," Monica Moll, the university's department of public safety director, said of Horujko during a news conference Monday. "He did a fabulous job today."

The Violent Attack at OSU, From a Student's Perspective

Though many Ohio State students first heard the reports of an attack through the university’s campus alert system, some students who were already on campus were close enough to see the events unfold.

Michael Cloonan, a second-year student, said he was in class when he heard gunshots.

“We were going over an example problem and we heard four gunshots,” Cloonan told The Lantern, the university’s student newspaper. “People at the window saw [a] man laying on the ground. We went upstairs to lab upstairs and locked the door. Police responded very quickly. Immediately. Twenty seconds. Maybe less. Really quick.”

Martin Schneider, a student, told the BBC he heard a car engine revving.  

“I thought it was an accident initially until I saw the guy come out with a knife,” Schneider said of the vehicle’s driver.

Nicholas Flores, a third-year student, said he was in class when he heard the reports of an active shooter on campus. While the rest of his classmates went to the fourth floor of the building to barricade themselves, he went to the courtyard to help.  

“Most of these people here are kids on campus,” Flores, a 27-year-old former marine, told The Columbus Dispatch. “Their parents send them here to be safe and be educated. It's sad.”

OSU Police Chief Says Suspect Used Butcher Knife in Attack

Students leave buildings surrounding Ohio State University’s Watts Hall, where police were called to respond to reports of a shooting on campus. (John Minchillo / AP)

Ohio State Police Chief Craig Stone said at a press conference Monday afternoon that the suspect in the attack used a butcher knife to attack pedestrians.

At about 9:52 a.m. local time, the suspect drove a vehicle into pedestrians on campus. “He exited the vehicle and used a butcher knife to start cutting pedestrians,” Stone said. “Our officer was on scene in less than a minute and ended the situation in less than a minute.”

That officer, Craig said, shot and killed the suspect. The officer was not injured.

Michael Drake, Ohio State’s president, said he will visit the injured victims at hospitals later this afternoon.

“We prepare for situations like this and always hope never to have one,” Drake told reporters at the press conference.

The Latest on the Injured Victims

The AP and local media report that nine people were transported to hospitals with stab wounds and gunshot wounds. Eight people have non-life-threatening injuries, and one is in critical condition, according to local hospitals.

Local media reports the attack began when a car drove into Watts Hall, located on the school’s North Campus. Two people emerged from the vehicle, one with a knife and the other with a gun, according to witnesses.

One Suspect Reportedly Killed by Police

The Columbus Dispatch reports one suspect has been killed by police.

Police are continuing to search campus for potential suspects. Police have surrounded a parking garage at West Lane Avenue and Tuttle Park Place on campus.

Molly Clarke, a student in the university’s MBA program, told CNN over the phone that she and her classmates are locked inside one of the buildings on campus. “It’s slightly terrifying,” Clarke said. She said several of her classmates who previously served in the military are guarding the door of their classroom.

At Least Seven Injured, Transported to Hospital

At least seven people have been taken to the hospital, CNN reports. WBNS-TV, a network in Columbus, Ohio, reports the number of injured is at least eight, citing local fire officials.

Ambulances, Police on Scene at OSU Campus

Staffers from The Lantern, the school’s student newspaper, are tweeting photos from the scene. They report that ambulances, SWAT vans, and a bomb squad is on campus.