The chief of police at the university Craig Stone said that the suspect was shot dead after ramming into pedestrians with a car and attacking them with a butcher knife. While the incident was initially reported as an "active shooter" situation, the suspect did not shoot anyone.
"About 9:52 am, a male suspect drove a vehicle over the curb… struck pedestrians. He exited the vehicle, and used a butcher knife to start cutting pedestrians," Craig Stone said as quoted by AFP.
"This car just swerved and ran into a whole group of people," said Nicole Kreinbrink, who was walking down the street when she saw the car hit people who had evacuated an academic building during a fire alarm. "All these people were running and screaming and yelling," she added.