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Lockdown lifted at Winston-Salem State University after stabbing on campus

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The lockdown at Winston-Salem State University has been lifted as of 3:35 p.m. Friday.

Winston-Salem police said Friday afternoon the school was placed on lockdown after a stabbing on campus near Hill Hall.

One person was stabbed, police said, and officers are still searching for the suspect.

The victim has been identified as Terrence Semple II, 20, of Fayetteville. Semple is a sophomore business administration major.

Winston-Salem police said Semple and the suspect were arguing and then started fighting, which led to the stabbing.

Semple is at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in stable condition.

Winston-Salem police have identified the suspect but are not releasing the suspect’s identity until warrants are served.

The school tweeted about the lockdown Friday afternoon.

The tweet read, “WSSU campus is currently on lockdown. Secure inside a room until further advised. Do not come to campus until advised.”

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