Students have reported hearing gunshots and seeing police hovering around a body. An active shooter alert placed the Ohio State University campus on lockdown Monday morning.
“Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.” the school’s emergency management team tweeted. OSU police told The Huffington Post that the situation was active and recommended that people take shelter where they are.
“I was sitting in my dorm room and heard gunshots and 10 seconds later heard sirens,” Stephen Yunker, an OSU freshman, told HuffPost via Twitter. “Looked outside to see a fire truck + cops a couple streets away and a body laying on the ground.”
“It was a normal day, walking out of class, nothing really seemed suspicious but we got to an open area but the first thing I heard were screams,” student Sydney Ireland told NewsRadio 610 WTVN. “It sounded like a handgun, everybody was running in every direction they possibly could. I ran into the bathroom, I was able to lock myself in there.”
@NickGLange13 heard 5 or 6 gunshots + i believe someone was on the ground. Can see it from my dorm
— Stephen Yunker (@SYunks1) November 28, 2016
I'm ok. Man crashed car through our group of people out for a fire alarm and got out with a knife and gun. Please be safe OSU.
— Nick (@YourLocalNick) November 28, 2016