UNC Chapel Hill briefly put on alert after report of armed person

Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY
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Students, faculty and staff at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were ordered to shelter in place Friday as police investigated a report of an armed man headed into a campus medical clinic.

Police later “determined that no armed individual was present” after arriving at the scene and reviewing surveillance camera footage, Vice Chancellor George Battle said in a statement.

The order was issued at 12:05 p.m. EST and rescinded 18 minutes later.

In its warning to the campus, the university's alert system said campus police were responding to "an armed individual near the Ambulatory Care Center." It advised all to go inside a building and close and lock the doors and windows while awaiting further instructions from emergency responders.

A sidewalk leads to the South Building on campus at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.
A sidewalk leads to the South Building on campus at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.

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