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Man threatens to open fire at Fayetteville university

Posted April 25, 2011

— Police at Fayetteville State University received a shooting threat Monday, but no suspicious activity had been reported as of 9 p.m., a university spokesman said.

University police said a man, whose name was withheld pending further investigation, threatened to come to campus at 5 p.m. and shoot an unnamed person. The threat followed an altercation with several students, police said.

The man is not currently a student at the university, said Jeff Womble, a spokesman for Fayetteville State University, but he is known to frequent the student center and University Place Apartments.

Nothing happened at 5 p.m., but police had already sent out a warning call to students and faculty to alert them of the threat, Womble said.

The suspect is not in custody.

The Fayetteville Police Department was called in to assist with the investigation.

No other information was released.


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  • smalldogsrule Apr 26, 2011

    No shots fired, no one harmed, no one in custody... Great story.

    But you know good and well, that if the school had not reported it, a parent would have found out, then the whole state would be in an uproar as to why no one was informed. There would be press conferences out the yang with people trying to get their 15 minutes.

  • Call It Like I See It Apr 26, 2011

    No shots fired, no one harmed, no one in custody... Great story.

  • hollylama Apr 26, 2011

    I'm sure many students took it as a reason to not go to class.

  • rachell15 Apr 26, 2011

    Someone threatened the life of students, and is not in custody? hmmmm You would think that instead of staffing the entire campus and making phone calls to alert people they would just arrest the guy and not waste time.

  • tobywilliamson58 Apr 26, 2011

    Threatens to "open fire"? With what, matches or a lighter! Darn arsenists!

  • twnluv Apr 26, 2011

    Since when is reporting that nothing happened news? lol!