Man Carrying An Umbrella Puts E. Carolina U On Lockdown

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Authorities say they believe the person reportedly seen on East Carolina University campus carrying what initially authorities thought was a gun was carrying an umbrella. 

The university and surrounding elementary schools were placed on an almost three-hour lockdown after authorities received the initial report at 10:15 a.m. claiming a man was seen on 5th Street walking casually with an assault rifle.

The university went on a lockdown at that time.

Police had said there had been no sightings of this guy since the initial sighting at 10:15 a.m. and no suspects were apprehended.

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