Police were responding to the UNC-Chapel Hill campus after reports of an armed and dangerous person Monday afternoon.
via: ABC 11
The University of North Carolina issued an Alert Carolina message just after 1 p.m.
The alert issued by UNC and law enforcement said there was “an armed and dangerous person on or near campus.”
Just after 2 p.m. Alert Carolina issued another update saying that the campus was on lockdown for “the active assailant situation.”
At 2:30 p.m., Alert Carolina confirmed the suspect remained at large.
!Alert Carolina! Emergency – Update: Remain sheltered in place. This is an ongoing situation. Suspect at large. Check https://t.co/4AAXZtuI83 for updates
— Alert Carolina (@AlertCarolina) August 28, 2023
UNC Police released a photo of a person of interest in the case, asking people to contact them if they knew where this person was located.
This photo shows a person of interest in today’s armed and dangerous person situation. If you see this person, keep your distance, put your safety first and call 911. pic.twitter.com/NHG5CTjby4
— UNC Police (@UNCPolice) August 28, 2023
The investigation is focused along South Road near Caudill Labs, which is right across the street from the Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower.
UNC has canceled all classes and events Monday as the situation continues on campus.
This is a developing story.