(PartiallyPolitics.com) – On Monday officials revealed that a University of North Carolina (UNC) faculty member had been shot and killed while on campus. The incident resulted in the campus at Chapel Hill being put on a multi-hour lockdown.
More than an hour after the police’s first report about an armed person close to campus, they were able to identify the suspect who was taken into custody after 2:30 p.m. On Monday during a press conference Brian James, the UNC Police Chief was reported on the incident.
UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz released a statement noting the effect of this incident on the campus’ “trust and safety.” There was no additional information released about the victim, whose next of kin had been informed about the incident.
James stated that there are no formal charges pressed yet and the suspect’s identity has not yet been released. It is also unclear at this time whether the suspect knew the victim or what the motive behind the attack was.
The shooting had occurred at Caudill Laboratories, which are currently closed as evidence in this case is being processed. There were no others injured or dead because of the shooting. The first report about an “armed and dangerous” person close to the UNC campus was received by the UNC police at 1 p.m. Following the report, the campus police had urged people to remain inside and avoid all windows. They later put out a person of interest photo and called for people to contact 911 if they saw the person of interest.
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