William Clark, an Ohio State University engineering professor who was one of 11 people injured in an attack at the university on Monday, expressed empathy for the assailant during a press conference.
ISIS has praised the attack, according to a self-described news agency for the terrorist organization.
The attacker, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, used a auto on Monday to plow into pedestrians at the school and exited the vehicle and stabbed other victims.
Those gunmen were also killed by police.
Artan grew up in Somalia, but moved to Pakistan in 2007.
In 2014, he traveled with his mother and siblings to the United States, coming in through Texas and staying at a refugee shelter in Dallas for nearly a month before eventually settling in Columbus, Ohio, which has a large Somali population. They are also looking into a Facebook post allegedly written by him from that same morning about USA interference in Muslim lands. In it, he blamed America for killing Muslims in other countries.
Artan called al-Awlaki a "hero" in a Facebook message US investigators believe he posted under a slightly different name.
Authorities are also trying to piece together Artan's movements the morning of the attack, asking anyone who might have seen him to contact police.
"According to Pew Research, among others, there is great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population".
Other students talked about the quick response by campus police.
Artan drove a vehicle up onto a sidewalk and plowed his auto into a group of pedestrians shortly before 10 a.m.
According to Newsweek, he drove a auto into a group of pedestrians and then proceeded to slash people nearby with a butcher knife.
Artan's mother said she didn't know anything was wrong until police showed up at her door, said Hassan Omar, president of the Somali Community Association, relating an in-person conversation he had with the mother Monday afternoon. "We are not weak, remember that", Artan wrote, using the Arabic term for the Muslim community. They said they were "heartbroken" by it.
"Some women told me they felt sick, they were heartbroken, they were shocked because they feel they have had enough troubles already", he said. Seven people have been released. "They said their son had good culture and that they were not expecting that he would do this kind of act", he said.
The student newspaper, The Lantern, did a story about Artan in September, featuring him as a "Human of Ohio State".
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D.A.: Charlotte officer acted lawfully in black man's killing
Speaking after the ruling, Scott's family said they were " profoundly disappointed ", but are yet to decide whether they will sue. Warnings of powerful thunderstorms in the area did not deter protesters, who gathered outside of the city's police headquarters.
Jurors to get testimony transcripts
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