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Officials: No evidence of gunman at UNC-Chapel Hill

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Published: Oct. 30, 2020 at 12:24 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 30, 2020 at 4:58 PM EDT
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says a search by campus police determined there was not an armed person at a facility near the campus.

The school issued a statement Friday afternoon saying UNC Police conducted a thorough search and reviewed security video from the Ambulatory Care Center just west of the campus, but found no evidence of a gunman.

A statement from the school said it is investigating to determine whether there was any individual at the care center with a gun. A bullet found at the scene was determined to have belonged to an officer responding to the scene.

ORIGINAL STORY

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has issued an “all clear” after saying earlier there was a person described as armed and dangerous near the campus.

The school issued the alert shortly before noon Friday indicating a person was spotted near the Ambulatory Care Center west of the campus, but provided no further details.

Faculty, students and staff were ordered to go inside immediately and close windows and doors until further notice. The student newspaper reported ``dozens of law enforcement vehicles'' on the scene.

The follow-up “all clear” was put out about 20 minutes later.

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