Cop who shot OSU suspect is glad for support

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A union official says the officer who killed a man to stop an attack at Ohio State University responded according to his training and is grateful for the outpouring of support he’s received from fellow police and the public.

Local police union president Jason Pappas says university officer Alan Horujko is on paid administrative leave. Pappas says standard procedure requires that the 28-year-old officer see a psychologist and get a new firearm before he gets back to work.

Officials say Horujko was nearby when a Somalia-born student plowed a car into a group of pedestrians Monday morning and began stabbing people with a butcher knife. Police say the officer shot the driver in less than a minute.

Authorities say they’re investigating whether it was a terrorist attack. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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