Two days ago, The Ohio State University and University of Michigan renewed their football rivalry for the 113th time, with the Buckeyes claiming a 30-27 win in double-overtime in front of a record crowd of 110,045 fans at Ohio Stadium to bolster their chances of a berth into the College Football Playoff.
But 48 hours after dropping their fifth straight game in the rivalry, the Wolverines came together in support of the Buckeyes as The Ohio State University is dealing with the aftermath of an attack on their campus that sent nine people to the hospital.
Stay safe, Buckeyes.— Michigan Athletics (@UMichAthletics) November 28, 2016
Thoughts and prayers to the people at Ohio State campus... Stay safe.— Jake Long (@JakeLong77) November 28, 2016
Thoughts and prayers to every Buckeye as they are forced to deal with tragedy. #B1Gfamily— Jon Jansen (@BigJon76) November 28, 2016
Thoughts and prayers to the Ohio State community. Stay safe!— Wilton Speight (@WiltonSpeight) November 28, 2016
Prayers to OSU...— Khalid Hill (@Thatboylid80) November 28, 2016
In addition to the Wolverines, Ohio State has received support from across the sports world, including LeBron James, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, MLS’ Columbus Crew, the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Browns and former Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel.
The hashtag “#PrayforOSU” is trending on Twitter as the officials continue to investigate the crime on campus.
Praying for all students on @OhioState campus!! Please find safely asap!! 🙏.— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 28, 2016
My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone at Ohio State University. Horrendous act of violence. Hope it is... https://t.co/hDN1IM7YzR— Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocicufc) November 28, 2016
We are all Buckeyes. Our thoughts are with all of @OhioState and Columbus today.— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) November 28, 2016
Stay safe and be strong, @OhioState. We're thinking of you.— ColumbusBlueJackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) November 28, 2016
Our hearts are with all those impacted at @OhioState, in the Columbus community and throughout Ohio today.— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) November 28, 2016
We're thinking of everyone at OSU this morning. Stay safe.— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) November 28, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with the @OhioState community today.— Columbus Crew SC (@ColumbusCrewSC) November 28, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with every Buckeye, today and every day.— Jim Tressel (@JimTressel5) November 28, 2016
On Monday morning, an armed suspect crashed a car into a crowd of people outside of Watts Hall, the materials science and engineering building on the corner of West Woodruff Avenue and College Road North, and after exiting the vehicle, began assaulting bystanders with a butcher knife.
One minute after the incident began, police were on scene, and when commands from law-enforcement officials were not followed, the suspect was shot and killed.
Officials from Ohio State and Columbus Police, Columbus Fire Department, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Federal Bureau of Investigation were among the law-enforcement organizations that responded to the incident on campus.
The situation and deadly use of force against the suspect are now under investigation by the Columbus Police Department.