08:26 AM

Statement from Acting Police Chief Craig Stone

“At 11:20 a.m., Ohio State University Police received reports of shots fired in the gallery of the Wexner Center for the Arts. Ohio State University Police and Columbus Police officers responded immediately and found an individual with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The individual vandalized artwork prior to taking his own life. He is confirmed to be a former Ohio State employee, last employed in 2009, but additional details regarding his identity cannot be released at this time. No one else was injured and there is not an ongoing threat to the campus community. The Wexner Center will be closed until further notice and the investigation is ongoing. Additional details will be released as they become available.”

-- Craig Stone, Acting Chief, Ohio State University Police