University of North Carolina given ‘all clear’ after reports of armed person on campus

A general view of the Bell Tower on the campus of the University of North Carolina on October 4, 2014 in Chapel Hill. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Activities and classes resumed at the University of North Carolina after a brief lockdown following the report of an “armed and dangerous” person on campus Wednesday morning.

The university activated its warning system, urging students and faculty to get inside a building and close doors and windows, just before 9 a.m.

The university’s public safety department said Chapel Police are investigating the report of an armed individual near the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Building and Venable Hall.

Several social media users reported a large police presence on campus.

A suspect was not located.

The university lifted the lockdown at 9:20 a.m., saying the threat to the campus was over.

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is about 43 km northeast of Raleigh.

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