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Man threatens to open fire at Fayetteville university

Posted April 25, 2011 7:46 p.m. EDT
Updated April 25, 2011 9:20 p.m. EDT

— 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.