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Alert Carolina warns students of armed and dangerous person on or near campus

A UNC police car sits outside of the UNC Public Safety building on Friday, March 24, 2023.

Updated 9/13/23, 2:11 p.m.: The University sent an all-clear Alert Carolina update at 2:11 p.m.

Updated 9/13/23, 1:58 p.m.: No shots have been fired on UNC's campus, according to a top University official. A man allegedly brandished a gun at Alpine Bagel over an employment-related conflict, the official said.

Police have closed portions of Raleigh Street and South Road near the Student Union.

The suspect is not in police custody. An emergency Alert Carolina update sent at 1:54 p.m. confirmed the shelter-in-place order is still in effect.

Updated 9/13/23, 1:39 p.m.: Some students and faculty report fleeing the Student Union after hearing of an "armed or dangerous person." There are no reports of shots fired at this time. A shelter-in-place order is still in effect.

Updated 9/13/23, 1:22 p.m.: Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools are in "secure mode," according to an email sent by Andy Jenks, chief communications officer for the district. Instruction will continue as normal, but doors will be locked and people will not be allowed in or out.

The University activated Alert Carolina emergency sirens at 12:55 p.m. on Wednesday after police received a report of an armed and dangerous person on or near campus.

The University is advising students, staff and faculty to go inside, close all doors and windows and remain inside until further notice.

UNC Media Relations said they have no additional information at this time.

This is a developing story. Check back here for more updates.


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Caitlyn Yaede

Caitlyn Yaede is the 2023-24 print managing editor of The Daily Tar Heel and oversees weekly print production. She previously served as the DTH's opinion editor and summer editor. Caitlyn is a public policy master's student at UNC.