State and national political leaders have swiftly responded to Monday's shocking attack at Ohio State University.
Eleven people have been injured after an attacker purposely drove over a curb and into pedestrians, then got out of the vehicle and began stabbing people with a butcher knife. The attacker has been identified as an OSU student, Abdul Razak Ali Artan. A police officer shot him to death in a matter of minutes.
President-elect Donald Trump posted the following message of support on Facebook that thanked first responders for their help in the incident.
Trump's Vice President-elect Mike Pence had similar thoughts on a Twitter post on Monday evening:
Our thoughts and prayers are with those recovering at Ohio State. Fast action by law enforcement saved many innocent lives today.— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) November 28, 2016
Ohio Governor John Kasich added his statement on the attack via Twitter:
Ohio Governor John R. Kasich issued the following statement in response to the attack this morning at The Ohio State University: pic.twitter.com/I3KS2b5dMB— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) November 28, 2016
Both of Ohio's U.S. Senators also have addressed the incident via Twitter. Sherrod Brown released the following statement on Monday afternoon:
Rob Portman added:
Many members of Congress are also standing with the people of Ohio State, including one of its alumna, Marcia Fudge of Cleveland:
Senator Tim Kaine, running mate of Hillary Clinton in the recent election posted initially that the attack at Ohio State was gun-related, but updated his tweet accordingly.
Updated reports say attacker used a vehicle & knife. Horrifying & senseless. Relieved the scene is secure & praying for victims' recovery https://t.co/CzKRjM3qlO— Senator Tim Kaine (@timkaine) November 28, 2016
That didn't prevent some from taking a shot at Kaine, including Rep. Niraj Antani of suburban Dayton: "But not saddened by the senseless act of machete or car violence?"