MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA: Police Issue “All Clear;” No Ongoing Threat to Campus


Police Sound All-Clear Related to Report of Armed Person

Earlier today, UNC Chapel Hill and Department of Public Safety responded to a report of a possible armed person on campus near the campus NROTC Building and Venable Hall, and sirens were sounded. After a thorough search, no threat was identified, and the “All Clear” siren was sounded.

The campus community has been asked to resume all normal activities.  UNC Police believe there is no verified, ongoing threat to the campus community at this time.

Continue to monitor Alert Carolina website ( for any updates into this incident.  UNC Police are asking anyone with information to call the UNC Police Department at 9-1-1 or contact the Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC Crime Stoppers at (919) 942-7515.

For a list of safety tips, see the following link through the Alert Carolina page:

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.