- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill gave the ‘all clear’ about 20 minutes after it activated its emergency sirens and went on lockdown Wednesday morning when police reported an armed and dangerous person was on or near the campus.

Witnesses reported heavy police activity around the the ROTC Armory, a local ABC affiliate reported.

“UNC Chapel Hill police are investigating the report of an armed individual near the campus NROTC Building and Venable Hall,” the university said in a statement at 8:57 a.m. “The report is unconfirmed at this time, but the campus is asked to shelter in place.”

Eyewitnesses on Twitter posted photos of armed police aiming their weapons at the ROTC building. One witness said at least a dozen police cars were at the scene, and an ambulance was arriving at the armory.

At 9:20 a.m., the school issued the instruction “all clear. Resume normal activities.”

Details of the incident have not yet been released.



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