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. Fonz

    Its Bush's fault 🙂

    March 14, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • ZoeyJ

      I don't believe in placing blame on innocent people..........
      BUT IN THIS CASE........YOU HIT IT....This economy, high unemployment, deficit, housing issues, healthcare, etc all started after GEORGE W BUSH started his two WARS......the largest amount of the deficit is on "defense" spending.
      YES people are hard up and do stupid -no excuse acts, but if people had jobs, etc. stress would be much lower.

      March 14, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yakobi

      Actually, ZoeyJ, since you've apparently forgotten, al Qaeda started the war when they attacked us on 9/11/01 (and many times prior to that). GWB's courage merely changed it from a one-sided affair.

      March 14, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. whatever

    Ban knives!!! I know they are used to cut things and are used for other purposes but gosh darnit they are so dangerous. What it a child opens a drawer and grabs an unsecured knife? At the very least the should make a law that grinds the cutting edge flat and weld blocks on the tip so tragedies like this will never happen again.

    March 14, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Steve

    He just wanted to get his knives sharpened at the same hardware store he'd used for 20 years but they went out of business so he was holding them out with shrugged shoulders and a "What am I supposed to do now?" look and they shot him????

    March 14, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Merry Prankster

    Guns don't kill people....Bullets kill people! : )

    March 14, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • hillman

      anything can kill people

      March 14, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • RM

      Knives do too, so they should be illegal.

      March 14, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. mustard

    I would have shot him as well.

    March 14, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. thelastsaneamerican

    Knives have started murdering people in cold blood! Lock them away somewhere safe (perhaps a drawer) before they murder your whole family in their sleep!

    March 14, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Oldfortman

    I am glad the officer shot him. I wish she had blowed his head off.

    March 14, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jason

    How did I know what the comments were before actually reading them?

    March 14, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Derp

    Wow, all those concealed carry permits around Ohio and a 4:1 to gun:individual ratio. Not one gun toting individual came to the rescue. Surprise.

    March 14, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • DOH!

      thanks to lawyers/suers, no one can help anyone now-a-days or you're guilty too

      March 14, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • DOH!

      thanks to lawyers/suers, no one can help anyone now-a-days, or you're guilty too

      March 14, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Curtis

      Incident happened in an area that had gun restrictions. Hence why no one could stop this individual. Surprise, surpise...idiot.

      March 14, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      You don’t know very much about concealed carry laws do you? lol

      March 15, 2012 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  10. ZoeyJ

    Knives, Guns, broken glass pop bottle, 2X4 board, hammer, belt, tire iron, knitting needles, screw driver, etc.........they can all kill in the wrong hands.
    We need to remove the violence............LOCK UP the hate, greed, lack of compassion, judgement, meanness, lack of respect, negativity, selfishness, etc..........LOCK THOSE THINGS UP !!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 14, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lucille

      Couldn't agree more

      March 14, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yakobi

      Then, ZoeyJ, we should start with you for your negativity and meanness towards, lack of respect for, and hatred of George W. Bush and all things conservative.

      March 14, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Fred

    I bet the suspect is a obama voter

    March 14, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • ZoeyJ

      I'll bet you are a HATER !!!!!!!!!!!!

      March 14, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Really?


      March 14, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stacy

      that is uncalled for

      March 14, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • george

      I bet your last name is Flintstone.

      March 14, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    You see...there's a couple more people in critical condition because the liberal left convinces them, even though our state does have conceal and carry law to help citizens protect themselves, that it would be unsafe for them to have a handgun. I wouldn't of wasted my time with 4 shots of a 9mm to let the guy live. I'm sorry Sgt. Weiner I WOULD OF USED A 50cal. RIFLE, PLACED RIGHT BETWEEN THE EYES.

    March 14, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • travis

      right and the round would have continued through his head and into innocent bystanders. know what you're talking about before you spout off

      March 14, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • AreWeTherYet

      You make no sense whatsoever. As a ccw holder, I take offense to your idiotic and juvenile response to this. First... You'd carry a .50 caliber rifle concealed? I think not. 2nd, as Travis stated, you'd hurt a lot more people with the overkill factor. 3rd, its fanatical m0r0ns like you posting that gives concealed carry a bad name. Enough with the macho talk, get training and get REAL.

      March 14, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. JJC

    What about the arguement that it is not the guns because people can use a knife, etc. Well this story is the perfect example of why guns ARE the issue. Three people are in critical condition, but are not dead! If this guy had semi-automatic hand guns then they would most likely be dead, along with a lot more people. Also, where was the private citizens who are allowed to carry guns in this state? How did that deter this criminal, or even stop him? It didn't! It took the police to handle it.

    March 14, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • AreWeTherYet

      I love your post. If the person had guns it would have been worse? A trained police officer fired several shots and the suspect is in critical condition. The whacko that stabbed 4 people put them in critical condition.

      Guns have nothing to do with this – it has to do with the idiot who decided to run out and hurt people. Now go do something constructive.

      March 14, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • DoubleW

      a good answer to teh automatic NRA whine, "If you control guns, people will jsut use knives, or chair-legs, or broken bottles..." all of which are a lot less likely to cause fatalities, and thus less attractive to truly muderous types.

      March 14, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    You aren't exactly the sharpest tool in the shed yourself. More like a few fries short of a Happy Meal.
    You best take a long good look in the mirror before you start calling someone inbred.
    You may wake up one morning with a stick of C4 stuck up your a ss. By then it'll be to late! 😉

    March 14, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • MeMelvin

      Thank you for your friendliness.

      March 14, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  15. teresa, ohio

    alright!!! ^5 to the lady cop. Alot of times it just males doing the on-duty shootings. glad to have this officer get one for the ladies. I'm guessing this is another person off his meds?

    March 14, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
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