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NC State campus alert may be tied to 'Zombies vs. Humans' fundraiser

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RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) -- NC State's emergency alert system is warning students of two unconfirmed reports of subjects carrying guns on campus.

Around noon, witnesses reported a white male possibly carrying a gun. He was reported to be around 20 years old wearing a striped toboggan hat, tan jacket and baggy blue jeans. He was headed toward Riddick Hall.

Around 10:43 a.m., witnesses reported a college age heavy set white male wearing a blue toboggan hat, dark jacket, dark pants walking on Current Drive toward Hillsborough Street.

Neither report has been verified by Campus Police.

A campus spokesperson told ABC11 that the warning to students was sent out as a precaution.

Some students speculated the sightings could be related to the weeklong "Zombies vs. Humans" fundraiser on campus where students battle other students dressed as zombies with Nerf guns and other weapons in a charity fundraiser.

The reports came a day after the campus at Wake Tech was locked down after a phoned in threat of a gun.

A person has been arrested in that incident.

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