Guns, ammunition seized in search of SUV on NC State campus

March 12, 2019
Police searched a white SUV in an NC State parking deck and seized multiple guns and a box of ammunition.

Prompted by a tip from a worried mother, police seized guns and ammunition in the search of vehicle parked in a North Carolina State University lot.

The woman checked her son into UNC Health Care Addiction Treatment Center at WakeBrook, a search warrant says, and told police there that he had recently purchased three firearms. Those law enforcement officers contacted police at NC State, who searched his SUV, which they found parked in the Dan Allen Deck, at 110 Dan Allen Drive in Raleigh.

According to the warrant, officers searched the white 2013 Toyota 4 Runner on March 7 and found three long guns, a pistol-shaped BB gun, and at least three boxes of ammunition.

An NC State spokesman said, “Police located the student’s vehicle in a parking deck on campus that day and noticed items in plain view that appeared to be gun accessories. ... The student was not on campus at the time and police do not believe there was an immediate threat to campus.”