Suspect charged after pointing gun in UNC Student Union, police say
The incident happened just 16 days after a deadly shooting on campus.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WBTV) - Police have charged a man accused of brandishing a weapon Wednesday in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Student Union, sending the campus into lockdown a little more than two weeks after a deadly shooting.
Mickel Deonte Harris was charged Thursday with assault by pointing a gun, communicating threats, and carrying a gun on educational property.
The incident happened around 12:55 p.m. Wednesday. Witnesses said Harris allegedly confronted an employee of an Alpine Bagel located inside of the Student Union. The employee was threatened with a gun, officials say, but no shots were reportedly fired.
The “all clear” was given at 2:10 p.m.
Classes were canceled for the rest of the day.
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