At a press conference today, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Cincinnati Division, Angela Byers, answered questions about the bureau's investigation into the Ohio State University attack.
Byers confirmed rumors that Abdul Razak Ali Artan "may have been inspired by ISIS" before he used his car and a butcher knife to injure 11 people at the Columbus campus on Monday.
Byers, however, stopped short of declaring it a terrorist attack.
"It's too soon to draw any type of conclusions whether or not this is terrorism," Byers said.
She noted that it appears that Artan was at least inspired Islamic State and the late al Qaeda-linked cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, but said the investigation is ongoing.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, calling Artan one of their "soldiers."
Byers said it was too early to confirm if the terror group was behind it.
"They have been known to take credit for attacks like these when the attacker is deceased and cannot refute that," she explained.
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