Students, Faculty, and Staff:
A suspect has been arrested and is in custody in relation to today’s armed and dangerous person incident. At 12:54 p.m., an Alert Carolina was issued and the sirens were activated because of reports at the Student Union of a person who brandished a weapon. UNC Police reported no shots fired. The situation was related to a personnel matter for one of our auxiliary units.
The initial Alert Carolina Emergency message was sent at 12:54 p.m. and the all clear message was sent at 2:10 p.m. UNC Police are working closely with Chapel Hill Police Department to gather information and continue their thorough and professional response.
At approximately 2:45 p.m., the Chapel Hill Police Department arrested Mickel Deonte Harris in the 300 block of Formosa Lane on an outstanding order for arrest. Charges are pending regarding today’s incident.
Anyone with information about this incident should call UNC Police. The UNC Police Department is available 24 hours a day by calling 911 in an emergency or 919-962-8100 for non-emergency assistance. Officers are also available in person at the Public Safety Building located at 285 Manning Drive.
For updates on alerts, visit alertcarolina.unc.edu.