One suspect is dead following an active shooter situation at Ohio State University Monday morning, a university spokesman confirmed in a statement. 


Local reports indicate at least eight people have been transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A ninth was reportedly treated at the scene.

"Victim injuries include stab wounds, injury by motor vehicle and other injuries that are being evaluated," the OSU spokesman said, though he did not say how many victims there were. 



A shelter in place order has been lifted and classes have been canceled for the remainder of the day. 

The university will hold a media briefing "as soon as we are able," the spokesman said. 

"Our top priority remains the safety and security of our campus community. Our thoughts and prayers are with those injured and their families." 

Officials at Ohio State warned of an active shooter on the Columbus campus Monday morning. 

"Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall," the school's emergency management office tweeted Monday morning.

It means: Run, evacuate if possible; Hide, get silently out of view; or Fight, as a last resort, take action to disrupt or incapacitate the shooter if your life is in imminent danger. 

Ohio State is one of the largest universities in the nation, with nearly 60,000 students.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) tweeted that his thoughts and prayers are with the Ohio State community. 

"Be safe, listen to first responders," he said. 

President Obama was briefed on the incident Monday morning by his top homeland security adviser, Lisa Monaco. He's been asked to be updated on new developments, White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters.

“This is obviously a difficult situation but our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Columbus" and Ohio State University, Earnest said.

--Jordan Fabian contributed to this report, which was last updated at 1:29 p.m.