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.