Around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, a disgruntled Ohio State University custodial employee entered a campus maintenance building in dark clothing, carrying two handguns in a backpack.
The suspect, Nathaniel Brown, 51, opened fire on nearby employees, killing one and wounding another. When local policed arrived on the scene, Brown had already turned the gun on himself. He was pronounced dead after being transported to the Ohio State University Medical Center.
Police believe that Brown, a probational employee who began employment with the university in October, was upset over a recent poor performance review. They have not stated when he received the review, who gave it to him or if it was the only motive in the attack.
Building Services Manager, Larry Wallington, 48, was pronounced dead at the scene, while Operations Shift Leader, Henry Butler, 60, was found wounded and transported to the OSU Medical Center. He remains in stable condition.
Ohio State University is the largest university system in the United States. Over 55,000 students attend classes at the Columbus, OH, campus. The school web site offered little news on the incident. Classes have remained in session, with only a few restrictions being placed on traffic around the maintenance building that is still considered a crime scene.
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