CRIME One suspect dead, 9 injured after attack
at Ohio State University involving car, butcher knife
Published November 28, 2016 FoxNews.com
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Sources: OSU attacker identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan
DEVELOPING: An 18-year-old Somali man was behind an attack
involving a car and butcher knife on the campus of Ohio State
University Monday that left nine people injured, law enforcement
sources told Fox News.
After the suspect plowed his vehicle into the crowd, officials
said he got out of the vehicle and began attacking people with a
butcher knife before he was shot and killed by a campus police
Two law enforcement sources told Fox News the attacker,
identified as Abdul Artan, came into the United States as a
Somali refugee, and was granted status as a legal permanent
The motive behind the attack is still unclear, according to law
enforcement sources, but investigators are not ruling out
anything at this point.
Ohio State Police Chief Craig Stone said the attacker purposely
drove over a curb and into pedestrians.
"This was done on purpose," he said.
Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs said police were looking into
whether it was a terrorist attack.
Monica Moll, the school's public safety director, told reporters
the attack took place in front of Watts Hall, the location of
the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, around 9:52
A campus officer nearby engaged the suspect, who was attacking
people with a butcher knife, and shot and killed him within
"The threat ended when the officer shot the suspect," she told
Moll said that "injuries were minimized," due to the rapid
reaction of campus police.
Ohio State University said in a statement the injuries included
stab wounds, and being struck by a vehicle. There were also
other injuries that were being evaluated.
Jerry Kovacich, a third-year in welding engineering, told the
school's newspaper, The Lantern, that he witnessed a man in a
car try to drive into a crowd of people after a fire alarm went
off. After the car crashed, Kovacich told the newspaper he
witnessed the man then attack bystanders with a knife.
“I didn’t see anything with the shooter, what happened was it
was outside of MacQuigg Lab,” Kovacich told The Lantern. “The
guy ended up just coming and hopping the curb with his car and
trying to mow down a couple people. He lost control, and I think
he ended up hitting three people, and then people were around
the car. Somebody asked him if he was OK and the guy just hopped
out of the car with a butcher knife and starting chasing people
There continues to be a massive law enforcement presence on
campus, including a SWAT team and officers with long guns.
Police also blocked off roads around the perimeter of the
campus, clogging area traffic. Classes were canceled for the
rest of the day.
The school initially sent out a campuswide alert at 9:56 a.m.
local time which read, "Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus.
Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College."
Campus police tweeted the same alert, and wrote in another
tweet, “Continue to shelter in place. Avoid area of College.”
By 11:30 a.m., the school announced the shelter in place was
lifted, and the "scene is now secure." All classes were canceled
on the Columbus campus for the remainder of Monday.
Authorities said later that it doesn't appear that the suspect
used a gun in the attack.
Authorities initially believed there were multiple attackers,
with one possibly hiding in a parking garage, but later said at
a news conference they believe there was only one suspect.
One student who spoke to WBNS from her hiding place in a
restroom said the situation was frightening.
“I’m a little shaken up at first,” Cydney
Ireland told the station. "I do feel safe based off the room I’m
“It’s absolutely surreal,” she said.
Rachel LeMaster, who works in the engineering college, told The
Associated Press a fire alarm sounded before the attack.
"There were several moments of chaos," she said. "We barricaded
ourselves like we're supposed to since it was right outside our
door and just hunkered down."
LeMaster said she and others were eventually led outside the
building and she saw a body on the ground.
Fox News contributor Rod Wheeler, a former Washington DC
homicide detective and an OSU alum, said the school's police
department is highly trained.
"People don’t need to panic,” he said, adding that those in
hiding should stay put and switch their
cell phones to vibrate.
A law enforcement officials tells Fox News that the FBI Columbus
Field Office SWAT team has been activated, and deployed to the
campus to assist local authorities with the reported active
The ATF Columbus Field Division agents are also responding to
the scene, the agency tweeted.
The sprawling, 58,000-student main campus in downtown Columbus
is one of the nation's largest.
Fox News' Jennifer Griffin, Matt Dean and The Associated Press
contributed to this report.
Physics Theory challenging Einstein's view on
speed of light could soon be tested
New paper describes for first time how scientists can test
controversial idea that speed of light is not a constant
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If the Magueijo and Afshordi theory is right, a signature will
have been left on the ancient radiation left over from the big
bang, the so-called cosmic microwave background that
cosmologists have observed with satellites. Photograph:
Ian Sample Science editor
Monday 28 November 2016 18.54 GMT
The newborn universe may have glowed with light beams moving
much faster than they do today, according to a theory that
overturns Einstein’s century-old claim that the speed of light
is a constant.
João Magueijo, of Imperial College
London, and Niayesh Afshordi, of the University
of Waterloo in Canada, propose that light tore along at infinite
speed at the birth of the universe when the temperature of the
cosmos was a staggering ten thousand trillion trillion celsius.
It is a theory Magueijo has being developing since the late
1990s, but in a paper published on Monday he and Afshordi
describe for the first time how scientists can finally test the
controversial idea. If right, the theory would leave a signature
on the ancient radiation left over from the big bang, the
so-called cosmic microwave background that cosmologists have
observed with satellites.
“We can say what the fluctuations in the early universe would
have looked like, and these are the fluctuations that grow to
form planets, stars and galaxies,” Afshordi told the Guardian.
The speed of light in a vacuum is considered to be one of the
fundamental constants of nature. Thanks to Einstein’s theory of
general relativity, it was stamped in the annals of physics more
than a century ago at about 1bn km/h. But while general
relativity is one of the cornerstones of modern physics,
scientists know that the rules of today did not hold at the
birth of the universe.
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Thanks to Einstein’s theory of general relativity, the speed of
light in a vacuum is considered to be one of the fundamental
constants of nature. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Magueijo and Afshordi came up with their theory to explain why
the cosmos looks much the same over vast distances. To be so
uniform, light rays must have reached every corner of the
cosmos, otherwise some regions would be cooler and more dense
than others. But even moving at 1bn km/h, light was not
travelling fast enough to spread so far and even out the
universe’s temperature differences.
To overcome the conundrum, cosmologists including
Stephen Hawking have proposed a
theory called inflation, in which the fledgling universe
underwent the briefest spell of the most tremendous expansion.
According to inflation, the temperature of the cosmos evened out
before it exploded to an enormous size. But there is no solid
proof that inflation is right, and if so, what sparked such a
massive period of expansion, and what brought it to an end.
Magueijo and Afshordi’s theory does away with inflation and
replaces it with a variable speed of light. According to their
calculations, the heat of universe in its first moments was so
intense that light and other particles moved at infinite speed.
Under these conditions, light reached the most distant pockets
of the universe and made it look as uniform as we see it today.
“In our theory, if you go back to the early universe, there’s a
temperature when everything becomes faster. The speed of light
goes to infinity and propagates much faster than gravity,”
Afshordi said. “It’s a phase transition in
the same way that water turns into steam.”
Scientists could soon find out whether light really did outpace
gravity in the early universe. The theory predicts a clear
pattern in the density variations of the early universe, a
feature measured by what is called the “spectral
index”. Writing in the journal Physical Review, the
scientists predict a very precise spectral
index of 0.96478, which is close to the latest, though
somewhat rough, measurement of 0.968.
Science can never prove the theory right.
But Afshordi said that if measurements over the next five years
shifted the spectral index away from their prediction, it would
rule out their own theory. “If we are right then inflation is
wrong. But the problem with inflation is that you can always fine tune it to fit
anything you want,” he said.
David Marsh, of the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at
Cambridge University, is not giving up on inflation yet. “The
predictions of inflation developed by
Stephen Hawking and others more than 30 years ago have
been tested by cosmological observations and faced those tests
remarkably well. Many scientists regard inflation as a simple
and elegant explanation of the origin of galaxies in the
universe,” he said.
And while other theories might also look promising, Marsh said
there were elements of Afshordi and Magueijo’s that were not
well understood. “It remains to be seen how robust the
predictions are when all the theoretical issues have been
addressed,” he said.
“It’s a phase transition in the same way that water turns
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For the Crimes of:
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