The Ohio State University Police Division has two suspects in custody in relation to the January 22, 2022 stabbing incident that led to a series of three Buckeye Alert messages sent overnight.
Suspect number one was arrested and charged with felonious assault while a second suspect was charged with tampering with evidence. Reports indicate that an altercation in the Ohio Union South Garage resulted in one victim being stabbed. Police searched the area, located and arrested the suspects. The victim was transported to the hospital in stable condition. The suspects, and victim, are not Ohio State students, faculty or staff. There is no ongoing threat to safety related to this incident. Due to an ongoing investigation, there are no additional details available at this time.
The safety of our campus community remains our top priority, and anyone with information related to the case is encouraged to call OSUPD at 614-292-2121.
Crimes are never the fault of a victim. The Ohio State University Police Division encourages everyone to lock doors and windows. When possible, please walk with friends or coworkers and always be aware of your surroundings, especially at night. If you see something, say something: report suspicious behavior by calling police.
Additional safety resources are available at: https://dps.osu.edu/resources. Wellness resources are also available. Students in need of assistance are encouraged to use:
- Counseling and Consultation Service (CCS)
- Student Wellness Center
- Buckeye Peer Access Line
- Stress, Trauma and Resilience (STAR) at Ohio State
Students can access a variety of other resources according to interest and need. CCS also provides guidance for ways faculty and staff can support students. Faculty and staff are encouraged to use the Employee Assistance Program or Your Plan For Health.