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. Ted

    Wow, reading thid comment thread is like monitoring a session of congress: lots of bickering getting everyone no where fast. Grow up folks.

    March 14, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Skunk-the-Noodle

    Such passion! Reality is that we can't control people and without people all guns/knives/whatever are powerless. What about 20 to life meaning 20 to life, not 4 or 5 years? And my thoughts/prayers are with the victims.

    March 14, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. DizzyG

    Bangy wangy dangy

    March 14, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Debbie

    MeMelvin, America is a beautiful place! It has some violent and sick people (teenagers as well as senior citizens, included). Violent people who kidnap, brutalize & kill others have always been around. But in today's media, news travels faster than the speed of light (almost) and the focus of news seems to be on traumatic, bloody and life and family changing events. I seriously applaud those individuals who sleep peacefully through the night (without prescriptions, that is).

    March 14, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. High Hopes

    What the???


    Why is the server holding my comments
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    Feel like I'm in a time warp~~~~~~~

    It's 10:45 EST and counting.

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    Sour Puss!

    March 14, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • High Hopes

      Besides, think of the fun you're having
      trolling on your very own blog! Life
      couldn't be sweeter for a dweeb like


      March 14, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
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