University of North Carolina on Lockdown

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was placed on lockdown Monday following reports of an “armed and dangerous person” on or near the campus, according to national news.

The alert went out at about 1 p.m. local time, and authorities released a photo of the individual in question but didn’t provide any identifying information, according to ABC News. The university cancelled classes and events for the remainder of the day.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper released a statement on social media that read, “My office is in communication with law enforcement and officials at UNC-Chapel Hill who are taking precautions to protect campus safety following today’s shooting. This is a tragic way to start a new semester, and the state will provide any assistance necessary to support the UNC community.”

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