UNC campus on lockdown as police search for armed and dangerous person

Authorities on the College of North Carolina on Monday issued a shelter-in-place order on campus and alerted the group of an individual of curiosity in an “armed and harmful individual state of affairs.”

The college first alerted college students of an armed and harmful individual on or close to campus shortly after 1 p.m., ET.

At 2:24 p.m., the college issued and alert to stay sheltered in place as a result of a suspect was at giant. Footage on the campus confirmed a big police presence.

When campus police launched a photograph of an individual of curiosity at 2:35 p.m., they warned, “In case you see this individual, preserve your distance, put your security first and name 911.”

The college mentioned at 3:14 p.m. that every one courses and occasions have been canceled Monday.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper mentioned in an announcement that officers “are taking precautions to guard campus security following at this time’s capturing.”

“This can be a tragic method to begin a brand new semester and the state will present any help essential to help the UNC group,” Cooper mentioned.

The governor additionally mentioned he has pledged “all state assets wanted to seize the shooter and shield the UNC campus.”

Nobody with the college was instantly reached Monday afternoon for added remark.

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