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!”
???? ???? #NCAT AggieAlert! Armed Subject in the area of Aggie Stadium. Suspect fled ON FOOT! Shelter in Place!
— North Carolina A&T (@ncatsuaggies) May 3, 2019
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 suspect did NOT flash a gun at a student but the incident was enough to prompt a total campus lockdown. Students can not enter or exit any building @myfox8
— Hayley Fixler (@HayleyFixlerTV) May 3, 2019
The incident comes just three days after a shooting at UNC Charlotte left two students dead and four others wounded.