e car and knife attack at Ohio State University that injured 11 people is being investigated as a possible terror attack as Islamic State Tuesday claims responsibility. But officials are not ready to give them credit, says Reuters correspondent David Ingram.>> Well, authorities at this point believe that this was a "lone wolf" attack, that he probably acted alone.
They aren't ruling out the possibility of any kind of connections to terror groups, but they say at this point they have not found any evidence that Artan was connected to terror groups.>> Suspect Abdul Razak Ali Artan was shot and killed by a police officer Monday after he drove into a group of people, then jumped out of the vehicle and stabbed several of them with a butcher knife at the school's Columbus campus.
Officials say the actions of Artan, an 18 year old immigrant from Somalia and a lawful US resident, fits the pattern of other violent attacks perpetrated by so-called lone wolves, pointing to the Florida nightclub massacre earlier this year, and last year's shooting at a military recruitment center in Tennessee.
>> They are also looking at a Facebook post, or a series of Facebook posts that mention the killing of Muslims and the possibility of lone wolf attacks, in America, they are trying to determine whether Artan was the one who wrote these posts on Monday.>> Ohio State student newspaper, The Lantern, posted an interview from Artan from August.
Artan, a third year logistics management student, said he had recently transferred to Ohio State, and found it difficult to find a place for daily prayer. Saying quote, If people look at me, I'm Muslim praying, I don't know what they are going to think.