In connection with today’s incident involving an armed and perilous individual, a suspect has been apprehended and is presently under custody. The occurrence transpired at precisely 12:54 p.m., prompting the issuance of an Alert Carolina and the activation of sirens. This event unfolded at the Student Union, where an individual exhibited a firearm. UNC Police have confirmed that no gunshots were discharged during this episode. It was determined to be associated with an internal matter within one of our auxiliary units.
The primary Alert Carolina Emergency communication was dispatched at 12:54 p.m., and the official clearance notification was disseminated at 2:10 p.m. UNC Police are in close collaboration with the Chapel Hill Police Department to compile pertinent information and sustain their comprehensive and proficient response.
At approximately 2:45 p.m., the Chapel Hill Police Department took into custody Mickel Deonte Harris within the confines of the 300 block of Formosa Lane, pursuant to an extant arrest warrant. Charges pertaining to today’s occurrence are pending.
Any individual possessing knowledge relevant to this incident is urged to contact the UNC Police. The UNC Police Department remains accessible 24 hours a day and can be reached in the event of an emergency at 911 or for non-emergency aid at 919-962-8100. Additionally, officers are available for in-person assistance at the Public Safety Building, situated at 285 Manning Drive.