BUIES CREEK, N.C. (CBS Charlotte/AP) — Campbell University officials have asked students and faculty to stay indoors due to a standoff on the campus.
“Campbell University’s main campus is on a lock-down,” a pop-up notice on the school’s website reads. “Notice to students, faculty and staff: Please stay in a residence hall room or classroom until further notice.”
University spokesman Britt Davis identified the student involved in the standoff as Jared Knight. Davis said the incident began shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday when Harnett County deputies attempted to serve a warrant on Davis at his residence on the north side of the campus, which is about 40 miles south of Raleigh.
A police spokeswoman in Fuquay-Varina confirmed Knight was arrested Tuesday on a charge of felony larceny by an employee. Officials say Knight was arrested for stealing an AR-15 carbine from a gun store where he works.
Knight was released from the Wake County jail on a $3,000 secured bond. Police said the stolen gun was recovered when Knight was arrested.
CBS Washington reached out to Davis for further comment.
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