Officer who stopped OSU stabbing attack credited as hero

Officer Alan Horujko (Ohio State University)

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — OSU officials say Alan Horujko shot and killed Abdul Razak Ali Artan Monday morning on the Ohio State campus, ending an attack that injured 11 people.

Officer Horujko is credited with stopping the stabbing attack on campus Monday morning within a minute of it being reported.

Officer Horujko is a Cincinnati native who joined the OSU Police Department in January of 2015.

He graduated from The Ohio State University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in security and intelligence. During his time as a student, he served as a Stuident Safety Service officer between 2010 and 2012.

He was certified as a police officer after graduating from the Delaware Area Career Center’s police certification program in 2013.

PHOTOS: Stabbing attack on OSU campus

In 2015, The Lantern reported that Officer Horujko originally intended to major in engineering, but changed after working with Student Safety Services.

“By working (at Student Safety Services) and seeing what the police do, and what Student Safety does on the campus, the kind of behind-the-scenes stuff really led me to a law enforcement career,” he told The Lantern.

Many on social media are praising Officer Horujko’s quick actions, calling him a hero. 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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