[Breaking news update, published at 5:58 p.m. ET]
A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty member was shot and killed on campus Monday afternoon, and the suspect is in custody, a school official said.
[Original story, published at 4:24 p.m. ET]
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced the “all clear” Monday afternoon, hours after police responded to an “armed and dangerous person on or near campus,” the university said.
The all-clear alert came after police sent out an alert asking students to stay in the area around 1 p.m., later adding that there was a suspect.
UNC police said they are looking for a “person of interest” and advised people to keep their distance. It is not known why the man was wanted.
University police have advised all students to go inside immediately, close windows and doors and wait until further notice. A witness at the compound told CNN they were locked in their building and saw armed officers searching the premises.
The extent of the situation is unclear. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper called it a “shooting”. Post on X, the site formerly known as Twitter. he said He has “He pledged all state resources necessary to apprehend the shooter and secure the UNC campus.”
A law enforcement source told CNN federal law enforcement responded to the scene, but there were no reports of anyone being shot. UNC Hospital also was not receiving patients from the scene, a spokeswoman told CNN.
From the video CNN affiliate WRAL The Chapel Hill campus showed numerous police vehicles with their lights flashing. At times, people left nearby buildings in single file with their hands in the air.
After 3:30 p.m., the video shows groups of students casually walking down the corridor. Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools received the “all clear” from officials, according to a post on the district’s website at 3:40 p.m.
A spokesperson for the university declined to comment further on the incident. Calls to the city of Chapel Hill were not immediately returned.
It’s the second week of school’s fall semester. University A Student body population About 32,000 people, more than 4,000 teachers and 9,000 staff.
This is a developing story and will be updated.