OSU officer: Training helped stop attack
COLUMBUS (AP) — A police officer credits his training for allowing him to quickly stop the man responsible for a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University a year ago, according to a video released Monday.
That training “kept my whole world from collapsing in on me” during the moments during which he shot and killed the attacker, Ohio State Officer Alan Horujko says in the 14-minute video produced and released by the university.
Horujko has declined interview requests. The university said he agreed to share his experiences through the video as the attack’s one-year anniversary approached today. The school plans a commemorative event Tuesday on campus.
“We’re trained to be problem solvers, very active, very quick,” Horujko said. “These things develop in milliseconds, and you have to make these very complex decisions and keep making them as you go along the way.”
Horujko shot and killed Abdul Razak Ali Artan on Nov. 28, 2016, after the 18-year-old drove into a crowd outside a classroom building and attacked people with a knife.