U.S. police say a gunman has been shot and killed near the campus of North Carolina Central University in Durham.

Durham police said they had tracked a suspect thought to be armed onto the campus late Monday, prompting officials to lock down the school about 10.15 p.m.

Police said the man was subsequently found in woods around 1 a.m. Tuesday.

The University’s police chief, Tim Bellamy, said the man challenged officers with a gun and they fired. The man’s name has not been released.

Police say the gunman was not a student. The State Bureau of Investigation has taken charge of the case.

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