OSU Attacker May Have Been Inspired by ISIS, Authorities Say

Investigators acknowledged Wednesday that Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the 20-year-old Somali refugee responsible for Monday’s horrific attack on the Columbus campus of Ohio State University, “may have been inspired by ISIS” and American al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

However, officials stopped short of characterizing this week’s violence as an act of terrorism.

Authorities told reporters during a press briefing that it was too early to draw any conclusions concerning Artan’s...

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