Details Emerge as Ohio State Community Tries to Make Sense of Attack

“We’re blindsided by this whole thing,” said a vigil attendee.

— -- With campus still in a state of shock and disbelief, students and community members at Ohio State University are attempting to make sense of a shocking attack on Monday morning that left 11 people hurt.

Overnight more details emerged as students gathered on campus to pay tribute to those who injured when Abdul Razak Ali Artan smashed his car into a crowd of people before jumping out and going on a knife slashing rampage.

“We’re blindsided by this whole thing,” said Michelle Marcinick, who attended the vigil on Tuesday night.

Two days out from the attack, new details are emerging about Artan and his movements on Monday morning.

His family now says that before he launched into his car and knife attack, he began his morning with dropping his younger siblings off at school, giving no hint of what was to come or what motived his violence.

On Tuesday, the ISIS terror claimed that Artan was one of its “soldiers.”

In a message circulated online from one of its media outlets, ISIS said an "insider source" reported and that he "is a soldier" of ISIS and "carried out the operation in response to calls to target citizens of international coalition countries," according to a translation by the SITE Intelligence Group.

Sources tell ABC News that Artan had been a legal permanent resident of the U.S. since 2014.

“I can’t take it anymore,” he purportedly wrote in the post, which has been reviewed by ABC News and appeared on a page that has since been disabled. “America! Stop interfering with other countries, especially the Muslim Ummah. We are not weak. We are not weak, remember that.”

Referring to the attacker’s mother, Hassan Omar, Director of Somali Community Association of Ohio, remarked: “She said he never had a problem, he’s been here in this country only 2 years.”

“She said he loved education,” he added.

The mother’s shock is shared by those in the community, some of whom are on day two of recovery.

“He turned and went to swing the knife at me and I reached up with my left hand and I grabbed the blade so that it couldn’t hit me and that gave me enough time to duck under his arm and make my way into the building to get away from him,” Payne told ABC News.

Meanwhile, local Somali leaders have been quick to denounce Artan’s actions and reassure their neighbors.

“What has happened yesterday was un-Somali, un-American, un-Islamic, inhumane,” Mohamed Diini, a local religious leader told a newsconference on Tuesday.

ABC News’ Paul Blake, Stephanie Wash, Cho Park, Randy Kreider and Lee Ferran contributed to this report.