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Equipment move on UNC campus sparks concern

UNC public safety officials said rumors of a gunman on campus Thursday morning were unfounded.

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Public safety officials at the University of North Carolina said rumors of a gunman on the Chapel Hill campus Thursday morning were unfounded.

Campus police officers were helping move a piece of research equipment into a building on Mason Farm Road occupied by GlaxoSmithKline, UNC Public Safety spokesman Randy Young said. He declined to specify what equipment was being moved.

Employees in a nearby building reported seeing a rooftop sniper, but Young said officers were providing protection and noted the process took longer than expected. There was never a threat to anyone on campus, he said.


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