Man Arrested On North Carolina A&T’s Campus; Had Several Weapons & Thousands Of Rounds Of Ammunition

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Reports have surfaced this afternoon that a gunman was arrested on the campus of North Carolina A&T on March 26th.

WXII 12 reports that the Greensboro police says that they reported to campus after being notified that a “heavily armed individual” was making threats to law enforcement. 27-year old Brandon James Bentley, the individual reported to be the gunman, was chasing unarmed security guards on campus in which campus and city police officers worked to detain him. After further investigation, the police found 1,000 rounds of ammunition, two handguns, two shotguns, one rifle, a crossbow, a machete, stun gun, hatchets, knives, choking devices, pepper spray, a blow dart gun, brass knuckles, and other weapons in his vehicle. Greensboro Police Department’s Hazardous Devices Team also responded to a threat of an explosive device, which turned out to be fireworks.

Following his arrest, Bentley was charged on Sunday, March 26th with the following:

  • Multiple weapons offenses including firearm on educational property
  • Explosive device on educational property
  • Weapon on educational property
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Driving with revoked license
  • Reckless driving

He appeared in court on March 27th. His bond was increased to $100,000 with his condition of release being that he isn’t allowed on any educational property.

North Carolina A&T’s official Twitter account responded to early talks about the incident on Thursday, March 30.

However, North Carolina A&T Police Department’s official Twitter account released a statement confirming the arrest this afternoon.

 We will continue to update you more on this story as more information is presented.

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