A former UNC employee was arrested Nov. 8 after a firearm was found in his campus office during a multi-department investigation into computer crimes.
Charles Hitlin was arrested by campus police after officers found a 9 mm pistol in his office, said Randy Young, spokesman for the UNC Department of Public Safety.
Hitlin did not answer multiple calls to his home for comment on Thursday evening.
Hitlin served as a manager in the internal information technology department at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. He was employed there for almost five years, according to his Facebook profile.
The gun was discovered when police were executing a search warrant for Hitlin’s office, Young said.