North Carolina A&T Locked Down After Reports of Man Carrying Rifle on Campus

North Carolina A&T today sent out a campus wide alert and homepage message asking university community members to stay inside after reports of a man carrying a rifle on the campus. From the update:

The campus is on lock down. Just to confirm, the University Police Department received a report of an unknown black male with a weapon in the area of the General Classroom Building. No shots have been fired. The unknown suspect is approximately 5’11″ wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans, blue cap and white t- shirt. The University Police Department is conducting a campus-wide search. We will provide updates as they become available. ***

Stay tuned here for more updates and perspective on the ongoing events.

*** Update 04/12/13 12:39 p.m.; The university lock down has been lifted for the campus. Normal activities can resume. Classes will resume at 2:00 p.m. ***

*** Update 04/12/13 11:07a.m.; The campus is on lock down. Just to confirm, the University Police Department received a report of an unknown black male with a weapon in the area of the General Classroom Building. No shots have been fired. The unknown suspect is approximately 5’11″ wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans, blue cap and white t- shirt. The University Police Department is conducting a campus-wide search. Parents and Guardians are encouraged to remain at their location. We will provide updates as they become available. ***