ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — Police evacuated the College of The Albemarle's Elizabeth City campus on Wednesday afternoon after it spent much of the day on lockdown.

The college said on social media that it went on lockdown as a precautionary measure due to a "police situation in close proximity of the Elizabeth City Campus."

The college also canceld all evening classes at the Elizabeth City campus.

Elizabeth City Police have said they were searching for a shooting suspect at a nearby Travelers Inn, but it was not immediately clear if this was the "police situation" that had placed the school on lockdown.

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Around 7:30 p.m. police suspended the search and the man they were looking for is still on the loose.

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