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.

soundoff (223 Responses)
  1. ART

    If we are lucky this jerk does not survive. Why waste tax payer $ on a trial.

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

    we need to ban knives!

    March 14, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. MIKE

    Gotta out law them knives they are dangerous.

    March 14, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • JY15

      You'd have a great point, if guns had other uses besides killing people. The day I can cut my steak with a gun, let me know.

      March 14, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Grahamman

      Guns have plenty of uses. Self defense from people attacking with knives. Hunting food, entertainment, most people enjoy just shooting targets, to many people there is artistry in each weapon, keeping us free, etc.

      March 14, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Grahamman

      Also, you may not be able to cut your steak with a gun but you can kill the animal that your steak is derived from with a gun.

      March 14, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • JY15

      Great points, all. However, the primary use of guns is to kill people (or other living things), not to enjoy their artistry or shoot targets. The false argument that we should ban anything that could kill people (knives, forks, sticks, maybe even oxygen- it's explosive, right?) is tiresome and inane. Gun control laws (like requiring waiting periods and background checks) should protect the rights of people that want to shoot their guns at the range or put food on their family's dinner table.

      March 14, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      @ JY15
      It’s tiresome because it is contently repeated..awaiting a decent rebuttal. Until you have one expect more of the same.

      March 14, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • JY15

      Tom, you've clearly skipped over my first sentence, so how about this? I'll rebut your argument using a similarly illogical argument. Why don't we allow citizens to own nuclear weapons? They don't kill people, the person pressing the button does, right? See where this argument gets us?

      March 14, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Thank you for making my point.

      March 15, 2012 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  4. Naked

    I hope the officer killed the SOB.

    March 14, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dantheman

    We need to ban knives, they are so dangerous, just look at all the killing they cause!!!!!!!

    March 14, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dantheman

    Why do we still let people own knives?

    March 14, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ktucker

    Then they would use tire tools, jacks, pencils, and silverware! Obama should use this as his platform for re-election.....I promise better knife control and will have everyone register when they buy a new set of steak knives! I'm just joking folks. Regradless a person was injured and that is serious. I wish I knew how to fix it.

    March 14, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dantheman

    Knives hurt so many people every year! We have the most knife injuries in the modern world!!!

    March 14, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Michelle

    We need stricter knife control laws.

    March 14, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Dantheman

    Maybe someone with a gun could stop him! Oh my my....

    March 14, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dantheman

    This makes the gun control debate so obviously silly LMAO!

    March 14, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Dantheman

    This is all the fault of the National Knife Association!

    March 14, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. FoolKiller

    Granted, the criminal is in critical condition... but given that the officer fired "several shots" I would have expected him to be dead. Hope she is the only one on their force that needs more range time.

    March 14, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Grahamman

    Damn knives. Need to write congressman and tell him to ban them. We all know people don't kill people, knives kill people.

    March 14, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Stephen

    We wouldn't have this problem if everyone were allowed to carry swords.

    March 14, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
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