UNC Chapel Hill Police issue ‘all clear’ after second lockdown of semester

FILE - In this Monday, April 20, 2015, photo, a sidewalk leads to the South Building on campus at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus ordered a second lockdown on Wednesday following reports of an armed individual on or near the campus at around 12:51 p.m.

The university’s alert system alerted students to “go inside” and avoid windows.

At approximately 2:11 p.m., UNC Police issued an “all clear” and said normal activities could resume.

The Associated Pres reported that UNC Health didn’t know of anyone brought to the hospital in connection with the lockdown, spokesperson Phil Bridges.

Wednesday’s alert comes just 16 days after a multi-hour lockdown in which graduate student Tailei Qi was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and having a gun on educational property in connection with the shooting death of associate professor Zijie Yan.