At least nine people have been hospitalized amid an active shooting and machete attack at Ohio State University, an attack which copies the methods used by Islamic militants during recent terrorist attacks.
“A high-ranking faculty member who spoke to NBC 4 Columbus said that one of his colleagues was in Watts Hall at the time and was slashed in the leg with a machete,” reported the Daily Mail on Monday morning.
If true, this report sounds similar to recent ISIS-inspired attacks in Europe.
In August, ISIS claimed responsibility for a machete attack in Belgium that left two female police officers seriously injured.
“Belgian prosecutors had identified the assailant as a 33-year-old Algerian, K.B., who had lived in Belgium since 2012, saying that he may have been inspired by terrorism,” reported Reuters.
And in July, a Muslim migrant attacked 21 people with a machete on a German train, leaving 20 injured.
“This has been one in a litany of machete/knife attacks at train stations and platforms and public places by devout and pious Muslims,” said conservative commentator Pam Geller.
Watts Hall is a science and engineering building.
No more information was immediately available, although unconfirmed reports state that although the shooter is dead, police are seeking another suspect.
Stay tuned for more updates.