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Campbell University campus lockdown caused by standoff

Jared Dale Knight Fuquay Varina Police Dept.

Campbell University campus lockdown caused by standoff
Jared Dale Knight
Fuquay Varina Police Dept.

(CBS/WRAL/AP) BUIES CREEK, N.C. - Campbell University was locked down Wednesday afternoon during a standoff between Harnett County deputies and a student in a residence on the Buies Creek campus, authorities said.

University spokesman Britt Davis said the incident began shortly before 2 p.m. when Harnett County deputies attempted to serve a warrant on a student, Jared Dale Knight, 24, who then barricaded himself inside a private home on the Campbell campus.

Davis said there is no indication that the student is armed and that the campus lockdown is simply a precaution.

Knight was dishonorably discharged from the Air Force in August 2008 for taking about $10,600 in military property for his own use and impersonating a Texas wildlife officer, according to military court records, reports CBS affiliate WRAL.

Fuquay-Varina police arrested Knight Tuesday on a charge of larceny by employee, and he was released after posting a $3,000 bond. His only previous criminal record in civilian courts involved traffic offenses, court records show.

The Harnett County Sheriff's Office dispatched members of its SWAT team to Campbell during the incident.

The Lundy-Fetterman School of Business and the Fine Arts Building were evacuated, and students and staff were taken to Taylor Hall, Davis said, according to WRAL.

All classes scheduled for Wednesday evening have been canceled.

  • Crimesider Staff

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