Elizabeth City Police arrest man for false report of shots fired at Mid-Atlantic Christian University

Posted at 10:55 AM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 15:18:03-04

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – Police in Elizabeth City arrested a man after a false shots fired call was made at Mid-Atlantic Christian University Wednesday.

According to a release from the Elizabeth City Police Department, the call came in at 10:14 a.m. The department, along with the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina Highway Patrol and North Carolina ALE, searched all buildings on the property. There was no evidence of a shooting, and no students or staff were injured.

During a search of the Harold C. Turner dormitory, a man who was not authorized to be in the building was found on the second floor. The man, identified as 33-year-old Travis Hunter, was determined to have called in the alleged shooting.

Hunter is not staff or a student of the university.

He was charged with making a false report concerning mass violence on educational property and resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer. He was given a $10,000 secured bond and transported to Albemarle District Jail.

His next court date is scheduled for Thursday at 9 a.m.

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