Stabbings Reported At Downtown Columbus Office Building

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Updated Wed, Mar 14, 2012 4:47 pm

UPDATE 4:39 p.m. One of four victims stabbed in a downtown office building in Ohio is employed by the state's attorney general.

Attorney General Mike DeWine's spokeswoman says today that she couldn't provide further details about the victim at the family's request.
 
Police say the man's stabbing spree began in the admissions office of a technical school before an officer shot the suspect. Four people were critically hurt, including the suspect. A fifth had minor injuries.
 
The 25-story building also houses the attorney general's offices. DeWine's office isn't there, and he wasn't present.
 
Spokeswoman Lisa Hackley says employees are being evacuated from the building and sent home because the lobby is a crime scene, not because there's a threat.
 
More than 100 employees of the attorney general's office works at the building.

 

Police say a man stabbed four people at a downtown Columbus office building today and then was shot by a police officer as he left the building.

Columbus police spokesman Sgt. Rich Weiner said three of the victims are in critical condition at a downtown hospital, while the fourth received minor injuries.
 
The attack was reported about 12:40 p.m. at a building that houses offices of the Ohio attorney general and Miami-Jacobs Career College.
 
Weiner said police don't know what prompted the attack or whether there's any connection between the suspect and the wounded.
 
The suspect, whose name was not released, is in critical condition.
 
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