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Ohio State attack: Terrorism eyes as the police looking for more info

  • Roula Allouch, board chair of the Council On American-Islamic Relations, left, speaks during a news conference about an earlier attack on the Ohio State University campus, Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, in Dublin, Ohio. A Somali born, Ohio State University student plowed his car into a group of pedestrians on the campus and then got out and started stabbing people with a knife Monday before he was shot dead by an agent. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich, second from left, listens to the Ohio State University President Michael Drake speaks during a press conference Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. A Somali born, Ohio State University student plowed his car into a group of pedestrians on the campus and then got out and started stabbing people with a knife Monday before he was shot dead by an agent. (AP Photo/Juile Smyth)

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  • This undated image of the Ohio State University Police shows officer Alan Horujko. A Somali born, Ohio State University student plowed his car into a group of pedestrians on the campus and then got out and started stabbing people with a knife on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, before he was shot dead by a police officer. The officer, who gunned the attacker down was identified Horujko, a nearly two-year member of the force. (Ohio State University Police via AP)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers are looking to the question of whether a car-and-knife attack on the Ohio State University that injured 11 people, was an act of terror.

The authorities say that the attacker deliberately plowing his car into a group of pedestrians on the campus Monday morning, and then got out and started stabbing people with a butcher knife before he was fatally shot by a campus police officer.

The attacker was identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan.

A motive is not known, but the police say they are investigating whether it was a terrorist attack.

A U.S. government official told The Associated Press on Monday that Artan was born in Somalia and became a legal permanent U.S. residence permit. The official was not authorized to discuss the case and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The classes at Ohio State are scheduled to resume Tuesday.

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