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Lockdowns lifted at NCCU, NC A&T, Elizabeth City State

Posted April 12, 2013

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— Lockdowns for three North Carolina university campuses were lifted Friday after separate incidents, two of which involved reports of a gun.

North Carolina Central University imposed a lockdown shortly after 1 p.m. after reports of an attempted armed robbery at Eagleson Residence Hall. School spokeswoman Ayana Hernandez said the robber fled without getting anything.

The lockdown was lifted before 3 p.m., and campus police continue to investigate.

Shortly before the incident at N.C. Central, North Carolina A&T State University officials lifted a lockdown at the Greensboro campus, where an armed man had been reported Friday morning.

It wasn't clear if anyone with a weapon was found.

Police searched multiple buildings on the A&T campus for a black man standing 5 feet 11 inches tall. He was reportedly wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans, blue cap and white T-shirt and had been seen in the area of the General Classroom Building, which is near the corner of North Benbow Road and Sullivan Street in the northern half of the campus.

Several nearby Guilford County schools were locked down as a precaution during the search.

Before dawn Friday, Elizabeth City State University was briefly on lockdown.

Someone called in a report of gunshots near the Mitchell Lewis Residence Hall. Campus police said no one was injured.

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  • ThePunisher Apr 12, 2013

    imagine that.

  • splucker Apr 12, 2013

    Doesn't anyone else see the time line of when this "fad" started?

  • Red Green Apr 12, 2013

    "Its time for President Obama to make new gun control bill law of the land. Only law enforcement will be allow to carried guns. Send the ATF agents every home, farm house,etc and take away everyone guns." Proud Liberal

    Good luck with that chief.

  • Pirate01 Apr 12, 2013

    If you live by the idea of "better safe than sorry" and want your government officials to apply the same policy then there is nothing that can not and will not be controlled and regulated. And one day you will look back at your life and realize that you were never truely "safe" and you will be "sorry" for all the things in life that you missed.

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxx Apr 12, 2013

    For all of you armchair quarterbacks, the gun was a handgun and the person carrying it was attempting an armed robbery inside of a dorm. And for all of you who think the authorities were making a big deal out of nothing, would you say the same thing if one of your children was a student there? Maybe better safe than sorry?

  • Billy the Kid Apr 12, 2013

    I hear an umbrella registry is being formed.

  • ljcs357 Apr 12, 2013

    "So they locked down NCCU because someone might have a gun near the campus."

    No. They locked it down b/c of an attempted robbery on campus.

  • JoCo50 at MXR Apr 12, 2013

    So they locked down NCCU because someone might have a gun near the campus.

    They DO realize that NCCU is in DURHAM don't they???

  • Obamacare survives Apr 12, 2013

    Somebody had a test today and was not ready. That is my theory. So they can call in a "weapon sighting", it turn out to be a umbrella or spork, all they have to say "it looked like a gun to me" and they are free and clear and no test today!! WooHoo. Common sense at its finest.

    +1

  • Pirate01 Apr 12, 2013

    Somebody had a test today and was not ready. That is my theory. So they can call in a "weapon sighting", it turn out to be a umbrella or spork, all they have to say "it looked like a gun to me" and they are free and clear and no test today!! WooHoo. Common sense at its finest.

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