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. Ricksta

    Send him to Afghanistan.

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

    @tom tom, she must be new to Earth. People die everyday from random acts of violence. also for the guy who went off on a rampage. He was probably Chinese. Godzilla!!

    March 14, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. MeMelvin

    The USA is a sick place. I'd move, but Newt's moon colony isn't ready yet.

    March 14, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. aj

    Where is the knife control?
    I bet we would have known about him if we had everyone who owns a knife register it with the liberals.

    March 14, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Forrest

    Just imagine how many more may have been hurt if this guy had a gun. Of course based on the general consensus of CNN posters, he probably should have had a gun. In fact it's a bit odd in light of all the gun violence recently that he DIDN'T have a gun.

    March 14, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  6. jake

    Only in this country do we have an abundance of crazy people. Violence and more violence in schools, courthouses, offices, hospitals, with no end in sight. This killing culture is the decay of America.

    March 14, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Q Daniels

      Yup, Pakistan, Syria, Afghanistan, Mexico, Venezuela , and like about 158 other countries are so much less violent than the US....

      March 14, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ConvenienceForeverFreshnessNever

    Human Sushi chef. I'll take a hand roll, please.

    March 14, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Eric

    If just one person around was carrying a gun then one person would have been stabbed and psycho would have been killed. Sounds like a gun would have saved a few people some pain and the judicial system some wasted time

    March 14, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bohemer

      And if the one person carrying a gun was the maniac, there would be a pile of dead or dying people..

      March 14, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"


    Morons like me that give conceal and carry a bad name? OK. I'll own up to that...sorry. But still, the 50 cal., you can put the gun in a metal cutting band saw and cut the barrel off, then machine the end on a lathe, so you can hide it under a raincoat or in yo pants...you see? Just kidding...the officer did the right thing. -Jeff

    March 14, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. omar

    knife canot be controled because it is used dialy cooking.

    March 14, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • KQ

      Good job, Omar. Keep it up.

      March 14, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ♔Mmmmm♕

    he stop shooting a gun and decides to match knife against an armed policeperson...that story ain't gellin' !

    March 14, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  12. High Hopes

    Knives in both hands?

    This guy was out to kill someone!

    So much for gun control. Any kitchen
    devise will do. Sleep with a cleaver under
    your pillow and an iron skillet near the
    door and watch out... unexpected guests!!!



    March 14, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • High Hopes

      I love this spin the wheel and guess
      where your posts will fall... gives it
      a Vegas effect.

      Thanks, Al

      March 14, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. JoJo

    Why did they have to shoot him if he only had a knife? The poor guy probably has a brain injury....

    March 14, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      JoJo in regards to the officer shooting the suspect, she had every right to. According to United States Law, an Officer is allowed to shoot a suspect when he/she feels that his or her life is in danger. The suspect had a knife in both hands and was approaching the police officer in a violent manner. She had the right to shoot the suspect, in Law Enforcement that term is called "Shoot to stop", and she was justified in her actions.

      Experience- I am currently enrolled in a Law Enforcement Education program.

      March 14, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • High Hopes


      Stick around... we might be able to use
      your expertise in those questionable areas
      of the law.

      What do you think... Pretty nice college
      campus, huh?

      March 14, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • High Hopes

      Laugh Out Loud!



      Remember, guilty until proven innocent!


      Do you have handcuffs and EVERYTHING?

      (OH what fun we could have)


      March 14, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  14. High Hopes

    Q as in Square:

    Leave the kids alone!


    It's in the water!

    March 14, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • High Hopes

      Laugh Out Loud!

      Where'd he go???

      @ jojo:

      Brain injury... perfect excuse!

      I'll have to remember that one...

      Does 16 count as mass murderer,
      or is that just a serial killer?

      March 14, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  15. duckforcover

    We must ban all assault knives!

    March 14, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
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