This story was updated on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 5:03 p.m.
Diogo Canina, X Games BMX Park silver medalist and a student at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., reported via Twitter and Facebook this morning that he was locked down in classes while reports of an armed individual on the ECU campus emerged.
"Dude, not even kidding. Armed guy at ECU. I am locked down. Apparently, he is holding hostages with a rifle," said Canina via Facebook earlier today. Minutes later, via Twitter, Canina said, "Armed guy at ECU with a Ak-47 rifle. I can't guarantee, but apparently he is holding 30 hostages."
At approximately 10 a.m. on Wednesday, East Carolina University confirmed that an armed individual was reported on Fifth Street near the campus in Greenville and that the campus was on lockdown. "Get to a safe place and take safety precautions," tweeted ECU at approximately 10:30 a.m.
ECU police secured all campus buildings, and coordinated a search of the campus with the Greenville Police Department while the campus was under lockdown.
After a search of the campus was conducted, the Greenville Police Department determined that the alleged gunman was actually carrying an umbrella, according to an ABC news report.
"ECU Officials have determined that the situation has ended and that there is no threat to campus. Officials have declared the situation ALL CLEAR," said East Carolina University emegency alerts at 12:52 p.m.
Canina, a two-time X Games silver medalist in BMX Park originally from Amparo, Brazil, now lives in Greenville to ride and pursue his education at East Carolina University, alongside fellow BMX pros such as Dan Foley. Foley, a pro for Premium Bikes, tweeted "All that over some dude walking down the road with an umbrella," after the ordeal ended.
Classes at the university resumed at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.