Informational Email from Alert Carolina: Chapel Hill Police Investigating Stabbing


The Town of Chapel Hill Police is investigating a stabbing which occurred late Friday night (April 3) on East Franklin Street.

At approximately 11:45 p.m., the Chapel Hill Police Department responded to a reported stabbing in the area of 209 East Franklin Street. Upon arrival, police located a male victim who was suffering from a stab wound to the chest. The victim was immediately transported by ambulance to UNC Hospitals. The victim is not a student.

A witness described the suspect as a black male, 5ft-10 in. tall, with a thin build, wearing a black do-rag, blue windbreaker or hoodie, and red shorts. The suspect was last seen fleeing on foot towards East Rosemary Street.  The suspect is not considered to be an imminent threat to the campus community.

The Chapel Hill Police investigation is ongoing at this time. Anyone with information regarding the suspect is urged to call 911. Continue to monitor Alert Carolina website ( for any updates.

About Informational Messages: The University sends an Informational Message to inform the campus community about a situation that is not an emergency but is expected to be of significant interest to the campus. An Informational Message is one of three tiers of communication under the University’s revised emergency communications plan. Emergency Warning refers to a siren activation for a significant emergency.  And a Timely Warning is issued if there is a continuing danger AND notification will not compromise law enforcement.