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Emergency Announcement

Friday, January 27, 2012

NC State police have determined that both reports of individuals on campus who might be carrying handguns were related to the Humans vs. Zombies game, and that there was no threat to campus. Both incidents were related to the same individual, who contacted police after hearing the descriptions and locations.

NC State police want to thank those individuals who witnessed suspicious behavior and contacted authorities, and also to remind the campus community to always be aware of your surroundings and report anything suspicious to police at 919-515-3000 or at 911. Also, please review NC State's Emergency Notification and Communication information at

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

No additional updates are planned.

Police remain on heightened awareness and are continuing the investigation into the reports.

Approximately 10:43 a.m., NC State Police received a call from an individual reporting a white heavy-set male wearing a dark jacket and dark pants walking on Current Drive toward Hillsborough Street with a possible weapon partially concealed by his waistband. Police arrived on scene at 10:44 a.m. Police searched area and buildings, and talked with others in the area. There was no sight of the individual and no other witnesses.

A second report was called into university police at approximately 12:25 p.m. The witness reported that 15 minutes earlier she saw a a white male wearing a striped toboggan hat with hair sticking out the bottom of the hat, tan coat hanging below his waist, and blue jeans walking into Riddick Hall who might have had a concealed weapon in his jacket. Police were immediately dispatched and officers entered Riddock Hall at 12:28 p.m., securing the area and searching the building and surrounding areas. No suspects matching the description were found, and no other witnesses were located.