East Carolina University on lockdown

East Carolina University: Alleged gunman near campus

WRITTEN BY: Janelle Vreeland
East Carolina University College Hill Dorm
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East Carolina University College Hill Dorm

East Carolina University is on lockdown this morning after an armed man was allegedly spotted near the campus.

ABC reports that East Carolina University students and faculty were notified of the alleged gunman at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.

East Carolina University police and county police are combing the area around the ECU campus, searching for the suspect.

Since news of the East Carolina University lockdown broke, Twitter has flooded with users attempting to find more information about the situation. Some are tweeting their prayers for East Carolina University students' and faculty's safety. "Everyone needs to keep East Carolina University in their thoughts today. They r on lockdown b/c of a gunman. Hopefully it ends peacefully," tweeted one concerned user.

Read the original East Carolina University report here.

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