Police: Suspect shot after stabbing four in Columbus, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio, police confer at the scene of a multiple stabbing Wednesday. Police shot and wounded the suspect.
March 14th, 2012
02:26 PM ET

Police: Suspect shot after stabbing four in Columbus, Ohio

[Updated at 7:32 p.m. ET] Three people were in critical condition and one in stable condition after a stabbing incident Wednesday afternoon in Columbus, Ohio, that ended with the suspect being shot by police, Columbus authorities said.

The attack began inside a downtown building that houses Miami-Jacobs Career College, said Columbus Police Sgt. Rich Weiner.

The stabbing victims in critical condition underwent surgery at Grant Medical Center, while the one with less serious injuries was taken to Mount Carmel West hospital, officials said. The suspect was in critical condition at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center, Weiner said.

"I was here within probably a minute, minute and a half of it being dispatched, and I can tell you it was a chaotic scene," said Columbus Police Chief Stephen Gammill.

[Initial post, 2:26 p.m. ET] A man stabbed four people in downtown Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday before he was shot by police, Columbus police Sgt. Rich Weiner said.

Three of the stabbing victims are in critical condition, as is the suspect.

Police said suspect's motive is unclear.

A female officer who arrived on the scene confronted the suspect who had a knife in each hand, Columbus Police Department Sgt. Jim Gilbert told CNN affiliate WCMH.

Gilbert told WCMH that the officer confronted the suspect, who approached her in a violent manner. She then drew her weapon and fired several shots, Gilbert told WCMH.

This story is developing. We'll bring you the latest information as soon as we get it.

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  1. Beer Summit

    Never bring a knife to a gun fight.

    March 14, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. markishere

    Real life Assassin's Creed.

    March 14, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Goin' Postal

    Damn the world is wacky today

    March 14, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • iseeyou

      i see whaat you did there

      March 14, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • chris

      This stuff happens all the time. We only hear about a knife attack when it can piggy back off of a court house shooting. Creates good news ratings and makes people say "OMG what is going on today!?!?"

      March 14, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. AMERICA 1st

    That police officer should be awarded a medal for what she did in the line of duty. Its too bad tho that the stabber wasnt exterminated like the vermin that it obviously is.

    March 14, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jean-Luc

    4 stabbed in Ohio? someone should call Neil Young..I sense a song brewing..

    March 14, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Whirrly

      Only if they die......

      March 14, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • crowgan

      come on. what if you knew her and found her dead on the ground?

      March 14, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. John Ryall

    How did everyone else miss that the Sgt.'s name was "Richard Weiner"?

    March 14, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lil Fella

      I hear he's quite short

      March 14, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      Having been there twice, filling out the forms and picking a name in the hospital, you are tired and possibly not thinking clearly. But the nurse that helps with the paperwork in the maternity ward should have caught it, and made a friendly suggestion. And now, he's stuck with that name forever.

      March 14, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Willie Peters

      So what? I don't get it.

      March 14, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amish & ANDY

      "LIKE" but like, not like we're gay or nothin'

      March 14, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Morgan

    This is the sad times that we are living.

    March 14, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • DJCowboy

      These times are a cakewalk compared to 60+ years ago

      March 14, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. AMERICA 1st

    If a police officer is forced to use deadly force, so be it with my blessings!

    March 14, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Alaska

    I hate to see what this world will be like in a hundred yrs from now with the way it is these days. Yikes, might not want to be here.

    March 14, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. AMERICA 1st

    Its better to have a dead criminal than me having to have my tax money spent on feeding the animal!

    March 14, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  11. BOMBO ©

    As a general rule, someone carrying knives in BOTH hands is up to no good.

    March 14, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • svscnn

      "Like"

      March 14, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amish & ANDY

      "LIKE" x2

      March 14, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. JB

    Reading the comments on the Jefferson County Courthouse shooting, we should ban guns cause they kill.
    So, should we ban guns and knives now?

    March 14, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  13. CSN&Y

    Did anyone else sing to themselves "four stabbed in O-hi-o" when they read this?

    March 14, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • crowgan

      hey! what if you knew her and found her dead on the ground?

      March 14, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Pamik

    Good woman! Glad to see he was put down.

    March 14, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. ktucker

    Where are all of those gun control lefties for this forum? A guy shot one in Texas today and this guy gets four! It just proves that people are going to hurt or kill other humans with or without guns!

    March 14, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Why is the the far right are the only ones who are able to own a gun?

      This was a guy with KNIVES< that's why.
      Focus.

      March 14, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
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