The attack suspect did an interview with OSU’s campus newspaper, The Lantern, in August, about his fear as a Muslim of praying on campus. Artan described himself as a third-year logistics management student and was interviewed on his first day on the OSU campus. He told Lantern reporter Kevin Stankewicz he was fearful of praying out in the open on such a large campus because of how the media portrayed Muslims.
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On Nov. 28, 2016, around 9:50 a.m., Artan drove his Honda Civic over a sidewalk near OSU’s Watts Hall striking as many as 10 pedestrians, some OSU students. He then used a butcher knife to stab some of the pedestrians. Horujiko shot and killed Artan approximately one minute later, OSU’s public safety director and prosecutors said.