Manhunt underway for ‘armed and dangerous person’ near University of North Carolina


The police have given the all-clear after the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill warned the local community Monday afternoon of an “armed and dangerous person on or near campus.”

Officials gave no details of possible deaths or injuries related to the event. All courses and events on campus were cancelled for the rest of the day.

The school previously announced a notification at 2:24 p.m: “Stay protected in place. This is an ongoing situation. Suspect at large.” The announcement came about 90 minutes after the school first issued a warning about an armed and dangerous individual.

Police at the school, which has about 32,000 students, released a picture of an unnamed person interested in the situation.

“If you see this person, keep your distance, put your safety first and call 911,” UNC police said in a previous tweet.

The incident happened just a week after classes started after the summer break.

“This is a tragic way to start a new semester and the state will provide whatever assistance is needed to support the UNC community,” said Roy Cooper (D), Gov. of North Carolina.

Fears of a potential disaster in Chapel Hill come just days after two significant mass shootings. Last Wednesday, a gunman opened fire at a bar in Southern California, shooting nine people and killing three. Then on Saturday, a 21-year-old white man fatally shot three black people at a Dollar General store in Florida.

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