North Carolina A&T State University on lockdown after man threatens to shoot student; Bennett College also on lockdown

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UPDATE: Lockdown lifted at North Carolina A&T after man threatened to shoot student; suspect in custody

GREENSBORO, N.C. — North Carolina A&T State University is on lockdown, according to an Aggie Alert sent at about 1 p.m.

Bennett College also announced a lockdown at about 2:09 p.m. due to the situation at NC A&T.

Pride Hall on NC A&T’s campus

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

The campus community is directed to shelter in place. No one is allowed to enter to leave campus buildings until further notice.

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

The suspect is described as a thin, black man with twisted hair. He was last seen shirtless, wearing black sweat pants and a black backpack.

It happened the day after the last day of classes for the semester.

A&T has security and university police on campus and at the residence halls, according to Todd Simmons, associate vice chancellor at the school.

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

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