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Wednesday
Mar142012

Stabbing Rampage in Ohio; Suspect and Others Critically Wounded

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- A man armed with three knives went on a rampage in downtown Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, stabbing four people before he was shot multiple times by a police officer.

Grant Medical Center in Columbus confirmed that three victims, as well as the suspect, had been critically wounded and underwent surgery. The fourth victim, who was described by police as having "more minor" injuries, was treated at Mount Carmel West Hospital and is in stable condition, officials said.

The bloody assault began inside the Continental Center, which houses the Miami Jacobs Career College. According to Columbus Police Sgt. Rich Weiner, a "confrontation" occurred in the admissions office where one victim was stabbed.

As onlookers came to the victim's aid and disarmed the assailant, he pulled out another knife. The fight spilled into the lobby of the building where two more people were stabbed, one of them a Good Samaritan who tried to intervene.

A witness described the scene to ABC affiliate WSYX as "pandemonium" and said the knife-wielding man "went running out of the building still trying to stab people." It is not clear where the fourth victim was wounded. This same witness also reported that a Columbus police officer who quickly responded to the situation told the suspect to "freeze" and used a Taser on him. When he continued to advance toward the officer, she shot the suspect "several times."

Two knives were found near the suspect outside the building, and another was found inside. A worker at the Continental Center called the situation "very bloody and scary."

Police said they were reviewing surveillance camera video footage that might have captured the violence.

Chuck Vella, a spokesman for Miami Jacobs college, knew nothing of a reported connection between the man and the college, and told ABC News "we can't imagine anything like this ever happening here. It is just horrendous."

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Friday
Jan072011

'Golden Pipes' Reunion With Mom 'A Dream Come True'

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Just a few days ago, Ted Williams was a homeless man living on the streets of Columbus, Ohio. But thanks to his "golden pipes" -- his incredible radio voice -- he is getting a second chance at life. Now he has even had the chance to reunite with his mother, whom he had not seen in 10 years.

"It was just a dream come true because, like I said, if anything transpired out of this whole madness that I am going through I did want this to happen, to be here, to be with her," Williams told ABC’s Good Morning America on Friday. "I am still lost for words sometimes."

Since the video of Williams went viral online, offers from tons of organizations -- from Kraft Foods to MTV -- have started pouring in.

His "golden pipes" video got 13 million views in less than 48 hours, but was later removed from YouTube because the Columbus Dispatch, the newspaper that originally broke the story, owned the copyright to it.

Williams has decided to accept the offers of two companies -- Kraft Foods and The Cleveland Cavaliers. He has already recorded a commercial to air this weekend for the popular macaroni and cheese company and is looking forward to the house the Cavs offered him.

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