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Lockdown at a North Carolina university called off

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The lockdown on the campus of North Carolina A&T State, issued after an armed man was seen on campus, was lifted Friday afternoon, news sources report.

The Los Angeles Times reports that officials called for campus to be locked down around 9 a.m. Friday after campus police received a report of an armed man on campus. All students and faculty were told to stay where they were and all doors and windows were locked.

According to the Los Angeles Times, university police did not find the armed man and lifted the lockdown around noon. Afternoon classes were set to continue as scheduled.

University Police Department Chief Glen Nowell told the USA Today that the original report said that a man was seen carrying a weapon and possibly a backpack into one of the campus's main classroom buildings. Although the lockdown was lifted, Nowell said that university police would continue to search the area for the man.

According to USA Today, two other schools in the Greensboro area were also placed on lockdown as a result of the report.

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