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. Dantheman

    I think we should ban knives. Knives kill.

    March 14, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sure

      but a knife you still have to approach a person , look him in the eye and take his life. Not like a pansy gun where you can fire away when they are not looking. Real men dont own guns.

      March 14, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • American_Fury

      Real men don't own guns? Are you sure Sure? I could certainly change your mind in a hurry if you'd like.

      March 14, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yakobi

      Real men kill with a hard stare, just like Chuck Norris.

      March 14, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • notbobslc

      Real men carry a concealed Glock with a bowie knife for backup!

      March 14, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Would You Look At That

      Sure... you might want to say that to a soldier... i assure you they own guns, but are just as lethal with their hands

      March 14, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • rs

      "I pull a knife, you don't know what I'm going to do. Am I going to stab you? Am I going to open a letter? Or am I going to frost a cake? You don't know what I'm going to do. And it's Swiss Army. I can clip my toenails and open a bottle of wine to celebrate all the errands that I got accomplished"

      March 14, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • shawn

      I'm kind of with the "real mean" comment...seriously how "manly" is it to see in a tree stand with a high powered rifle and blow away a deer that you could probably pee on from the stand. Now jump down from that tree stand and stab and kill him with a knife...and you got my vote for "manly".

      Otherwise I think we all need to omit what guns are about for most people. Power, fun, and fun...just like a 3000hp engine on a bass boat...it's about fun, not catching fish. Once we admit why we really have guns we can start working on the issue of children finding guns in houses and killing themselves (happened in Washington state today).

      March 14, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yakobi

      Shawn–would you consider bowhunting for bears "manly"?

      March 14, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sure

      Sure! attempt to change my mind. Unlike Republicans, I am open to hearing your arguements.

      March 14, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sure

      And YES bowhunting for bears would be manly if you made the bow and arrows yourself.

      March 14, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yakobi

      Well, if "manliness" is determined by self-made gear, then my homemade Tom-Sawyer-esque fishin' pole must be darned manly!

      March 14, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Alex

    How original. Sheesh.

    March 14, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

    Ban knives, save lives!

    March 14, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BanKnives

    You see. Ban knives.

    March 14, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. BanPencils

    Ban #2 pencils too. Pencils can be used to kill.

    March 14, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Anthony A

    This is why we need tighter knife controls. This stuff wouldn't happen if knifes were illegal. Any coward can use a knife, its a different story if you have to use your hands.

    March 14, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. KniveLive

    I attribute these acts of violence to the home shopping network's glorification of knives.

    March 14, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • notbobslc

      That is the funniest comment all day – HSN does a lot of knife promotion and with their "special" deals I think you can actually get your knives without a 5 day waiting period or any kind of background check!

      March 14, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

    Why? Are you new to the internet?

    March 14, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ron

    Here we go again..another female cop that cant shoot..lucky he didnt take her gun and shoot here like the one in washington..Get back in the kitchen bimbo..its a mans job!!
    That should knot some panties 🙂

    March 14, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ann

      Ho Hum. Just another Santorum/Gingrich/Romney supporter.

      March 14, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • pm

      And...I'm guessing that you have a Rick Santorum superhero poster in your room?

      March 14, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      We should all thank the lord Ron can't shoot straight and reproduce. 😉

      March 14, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. notbobslc

    Guns for show knives for a pro!

    March 14, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Would You Look At That

    What's that? Four people stabbed??? Suspect shot? And you liberals want to ban guns? Knives can be just as deadly/harmful.... What's next? Because of this unfortunate incident, should your sitting president ban all knives, including steak knives? Wake up fools! Your social-utopia is laughable... Go out, buy a gun, learn how to safely use it and keep yourself protected.

    March 14, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  12. lel410

    Ron – what makes you think she can't shoot? she shot the suspect. Just because she fired "several shots" doesn't mean she didn't hit him with every one of them.

    March 14, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yakobi

      She must have been packing a 9mm (no stopping power). Female cops like them because the pistol and ammo don't weigh as much as a .45, so carrying one around all day is easier.

      I wonder hers had pink grips...

      March 14, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      You have no idea what you are talking about. G00gle what nine millimeter parabellum means. O and btw police side arms are issued.

      March 15, 2012 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  13. Net&yoyo

    Time to throw a net over this country and throw it inot the Pacific Ocean!

    March 14, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  14. George

    As the laws become more and more oppressive this will increase!

    March 14, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Carter

    A friend of mine was one of those that were stabbed. Hes in Critical right now

    March 14, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • George

      Sorry 🙁

      March 14, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
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