UPDATE @ 3:49PM: The suspect has been taken into custody, as reported by local media. Lockdowns have also been lifted for the schools.
There is still no information on possible victims.
JUST IN: PHOTO: UNC Chapel Hill suspect arrested a mile from school. Photo purportedly shows arrest of Tailei Qi, per WRAL. pic.twitter.com/LtxEFMwwbH
— Mr. Trender (@VishrutGup23755) August 28, 2023
CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA — Authorities issued an alert regarding an armed individual near UNC-Chapel Hill on Monday afternoon. A photo of the suspect, believed to be a student named Tailei Qi, was released.
This is the person of interest in the UNC Chapel Hill shooting that occurred this afternoon. ￼ pic.twitter.com/tdARQcqVEv
— CLIFFORD JOHNSEN (@JohnsenCR3) August 28, 2023
People on campus were advised to remain indoors and stay away from windows. Law enforcement and emergency services responded in large numbers, concentrating around the Genome Sciences Building. By 2:15 p.m., multiple agencies had joined the response.
Chapel Hill Transit suspended bus services, and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools implemented a “Secure Mode”, locking all doors and restricting movement in and out of their facilities until further notice.
Additionally, the NC State Highway Patrol deployed a helicopter to assist in locating the suspect.
This is a developing story.
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