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Suspect in custody after UNC-Chapel Hill reports dangerous person

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Police said a suspect is in custody after the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill issued an alert Sunday for an armed and dangerous person on or near campus.

The Daily Tar Heel reported around 5 p.m. Sunday that the suspect was in custody after being found on East Franklin Street.

The suspect reportedly had knives on him, according to WNCN. No injuries were reported.

UNC officials posted to the school’s website shortly before 4:30 p.m. that the school has activated its sirens. An “all clear” was issued about an hour after the incident.

When the sirens sound, classroom and campus activities stop and are temporarily suspended. Officials said the sirens only sound during emergencies.

Students were urged to stay inside a classroom or go to their residence hall and avoid certain parts of campus.

Sources: The Daily Tar Heel and WNCN


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