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Watts Hall is a building on the Ohio State University campus, in Columbus, Ohio, United States. [1] It houses the OSU Department of Materials Science and Engineering. [2]

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In November 2016, the courtyard adjacent to Watts Hall was the scene of a car ramming and stabbing attack that injured 10 people. Immediately after the attack, the perpetrator was fatally shot by an OSU police officer. [3]

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  1. "Watts Hall - Campus Map - The Ohio State University". Osu.edu. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  2. "Materials Science and Engineering". Mse.osu.edu. Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  3. "Ohio State attack: Nine transported to hospitals, one suspect killed". The Columbus Dispatch. November 28, 2016. Retrieved November 28, 2016.

Coordinates: 40°00′12.5″N83°00′40.5″W / 40.003472°N 83.011250°W / 40.003472; -83.011250

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