A college student from Somalia has been identified as the man who went on a stabbing rampage at Ohio State University.
Abdul Razak Ali Artan was shot dead by a police officer after the knife attack at the college in Columbus, Ohio.
Police and the FBI are investigating whether the incident that left 11 people hurt, one critically injured, was a terrorist attack.
Artan was interviewed by student newspaper The Lantern in August, telling the paper he was a Muslim and a third-year logistics management student who had just transferred from Columbus State.
He said: ‘I was kind of scared with everything going on in the media. I’m a Muslim, it’s not what media portrays me to be.
‘If people look at me, a Muslim praying, I don’t know what they’re going to think, what’s going to happen. But I don’t blame them. It’s the media that put that picture in their heads.’
It was widely reported there was an active shooter on campus during the incident, with the school urging students to ‘run, hide, fight’.
Students barricaded themselves in classrooms before getting the all-clear an hour and a half later.
Artan was killed by a campus officer who happened to be nearby.
Ohio State Police Chief Craig Stone said that he deliberately drove over a curb outside a classroom building and then began knifing people.
Asked at a news conference whether authorities were considering the possibility it was a terrorist act, Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs said: ‘I think we have to consider that it is.’