Lockdown lifted at Winston-Salem State University after stabbing on campus

Lockdown lifted at Winston-Salem State University after stabbing on campus”

- Winston-Salem State University was on lock down for about two hours Friday afternoon while campus police looked for the suspect in a stabbing that left one person injured.

University officials tweeted that the stabbing occurred near Hill Hall.

The tweet read, "WSSU campus is now on lockdown".

Josiah "Poohdah" Gilbert, a 22-year-old Winston-Salem State junior, said he saw a male stabbing victim in the grass near the university's welcome booth close to the Cromartie Street entrance. Their condition is unknown at this time.

There were reports of a gunman on campus, but the Winston-Salem Journal said that turned out not to be true.

The school lifted the lockdown around 3:30 p.m., but provided no additional details of the incident.

According to the Winston Salem State University website, the campus has 5,107 students, 313 faculty and is located on 117 acres. African-American activist Louis Farrakhan is an alumni of the university.

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