Neighbor, Facebook post show 2 sides of Ohio State attacker

Columbus Dispatch — The Islamic State’s Amaq News Agency stated that the attack on Ohio State’s campus was perpetrated by a “soldier of the Islamic State,” according to the Site Intelligence Group, which monitors statements put out by extremists.


Louann Carnahan said she can’t believe the nice young man next door would run his car into a group of Ohio State University students and faculty and then slash at them with a knife.

Abdul Razak Ali Artan was a great neighbor who always had a kind word and was happy to answer her questions about Somalia and Islam. He never seemed bitter and never mentioned a beef with anyone at the university, she said.

“The fact he has done this really blew me away,” Carnahan said in her home at the Havenwood Townhome complex off of Georgesville Road on the West Side. “They were very nice people. He’d always come over and talk to me.

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