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North Carolina A&T lockdown lifted after man reportedly seen carrying rifle is not located

North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro was put on lockdown Friday, April 12, 2013 after a man was reportedly seen carrying a rifle on campus. The lockdown was lifted.
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(CBS) GREENSBORO, N.C. - North Carolina A&T University officials lifted a campus lockdown Friday afternoon, more than two hours after receiving calls about an armed man on campus, CBS affiliate WRAL reports.

No gunman has been found, according to CBS affiliate WFMY.

At 12:35 p.m. the school's website said the lockdown had been lifted and that the school would resume normal operations Friday afternoon.

The school's original alert, posted shortly before 10 a.m., indicated that a black male was seen carrying a rifle on campus. The university advised everyone to stay inside their classrooms and lock all doors and windows.

Authorities searched campus buildings looking for a black man, approximately 5'11" and wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans, blue cap and white t-shirt, according to WRAL.

The suspect was reportedly seen in the area of the General Classroom Building.

Several nearby Guilford County schools were locked down as a precaution during the search.

North Carolina A&T has more than 10,000 students and more than 2,000 employees.

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