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Gunman reported at Fayetteville Goodyear plant

Posted February 18
Updated February 19

— It turned out that a report of a person with a gun at the Fayetteville Goodyear plant Tuesday night was not a prank.

An employee thought they saw someone with a gun at the plant at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said. Cumberland County deputies were notified two hours later because plant security searched for the gunman first.

After deputies were notified, the plant was evacuated while they searched the building.

Authorities told WRAL that the call was a prank, but then provided correct information that it was not.

No gunman or weapon were found Tuesday evening.

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  • Obamacare rises again Feb 19, 12:56 p.m.

    Sounds like it was indeed a prank. Hope those GoodYear employees got a good chuckle out of the whole thing.

  • corgimom06 Feb 19, 11:35 a.m.

    There are many walking around with guns..It's called PERMIT TO CARRY A CONCEALED WEAPON.Don't... View More

    — Posted by mafiamic

    Somehow I don't think Goodyear allows guns on the premises concealed carry permit or not.

  • mafiamic Feb 19, 10:57 a.m.

    There are many walking around with guns..It's called PERMIT TO CARRY A CONCEALED WEAPON.Don't get in a hissy paranoid state every time you see someone walking around with a gun.

  • irishale Feb 19, 10:28 a.m.

    Authorities told WRAL that the call was a prank, but then provided correct information that it... View More

    Ok, so was it a prank or not?

  • idickey1 Feb 19, 9:41 a.m.

    very concerned about how this was handled. my neice was working in the plant and got off work at 7pm when the plant was evaucated. thanks to the sheriff dept. they should have been notified imediately by security when this happen.