Lockdown lifted at North Carolina A&T after reported threat; man detained

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — The lockdown at North Carolina A&T State University has been lifted, according to the university.

“A suspect has now been detained by police. The lockdown is lifted, and students, faculty and staff are free to move about campus,” the university sent out via AggieAlert at 3:03 p.m. Friday.

A&T earlier reported that a robbery happened nearby and a “possibly armed” man was seen on campus.

The campus community was directed to shelter in place. No one was allowed to enter or leave campus buildings until the lockdown was lifted.

The alert said a man threatened to shoot a female student and then ran from Pride Hall toward the stadium.

Campus police said they are questioning the suspect and he has not been placed under arrest.

Multiple law enforcement agencies swept the campus, including Greensboro police, university police and the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office.

Bennett College also went on lockdown Friday afternoon because of the situation at A&T. The lockdown at Bennett has also been lifted.

The suspect’s identity has not been released.

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