Lockdown lifted at North Carolina A&T after suspected armed subject arrested

Updated: May 3, 2019 @ 3:10 p.m. The lockdown has been lifted. The suspected armed subject has been arrested. North […]

Updated: May 3, 2019 @ 3:10 p.m.

The lockdown has been lifted. The suspected armed subject has been arrested.


North Carolina A&T State University is on lockdown after the school alerted students on Friday afternoon about an armed man on campus “who threatened to shoot a female student.”

A tweet went out at 1:07 p.m. that said “#NCAT Aggie Alert! Armed Subject in the area of Aggie Stadium. Suspect fled ON FOOT! Shelter in Place!”

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The subject was described as a tall, thin Black man wearing baggy sweatpants with hair in twists.

According to a FOX8 reporter in Greensboro, the suspect didn’t flash a gun but the incident was enough to lock down the campus. Classes ended yesterday.

The incident comes just three days after a shooting at UNC Charlotte left two students dead and four others wounded.