'All clear' given after UNC lockdown for 'armed and dangerous person'
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was placed on lockdown for over an hour following reports of an armed person near campus. This is the second time in less than three weeks that the university has been locked down due to an armed person.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has issued an "all clear" message after a report of an armed person near campus caused the university to go into lockdown for over an hour. This is the second time in less than three weeks that the university has experienced a lockdown. The incident appears to have occurred at Alpine Bagel, an on-campus restaurant, where an argument took place at the cash register. Students heard someone yell "run" or "gun" and began fleeing the building. There were no reports of gunshots. The university issued multiple alerts urging people to shelter in place before announcing the all-clear. Campus police, local police departments, and the North Carolina Highway Patrol were present on campus. This incident follows the fatal shooting of an associate professor on campus less than three weeks ago, which also led to a lockdown. The university and local authorities are working to improve communication and response protocols in emergency situations.