North Carolina A&T Officials Lift Lockdown After Man With Rifle Not Located

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UPDATE 4/12/13, 1:51 p.m.: North Carolina A&T State University has lifted their lockdown, according to CBS News. Initially, it was reported that a Black man was seen carrying a rifle on campus, prompting officials to put the campus on lockdown just before 10 a.m. Friday morning. After more than two hours of not being able to locate the alleged suspect, though, university officials called the lockdown off.

GREENSBORO, N.C.– North Carolina A&T State University has been put on lockdown, after reports of a man with a rifle on the Greensboro school’s campus.

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The university updated its website Friday morning to advise that students should stay inside and lock their doors and windows.

The school has more than 10,000 students and more than 2,000 employees.

NC A&T spokeswoman Nettie Rowland says no shots have been fired and police have a description of a suspect. Rowland says the entire campus is included in the lockdown, including scores of Guilford County high school students who attend an on-campus high school focused on math, science, and technology.

Greensboro Police Spokeswoman Susan Danielson said the city’s officers are aiding campus police.

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