The North Central Texas College campus in Corinth is on lockdown due to an “armed person on foot reported in the area with a gun.” If you are on the campus, secure yourself immediately and shelter in place. Stay away from campus and do not leave until further notices, advised the College.
Update: According to scanner traffic, officers have searched the whole building and have secured rooms. There are no confirmed sightings of a person with a weapon, just reports of one. If you are at the school, continue to seek shelter as police investigate the situation. A perimeter will be maintained.
Update – DPS-101 helicopter and K-9 are both en route to assist ground units.
*Update – A suspicious person has been taken into custody after taser deployment. A call came in of a suspicious person on foot near the McClain’s RV Store on I35E. Corinth Police now report the lockdown has been lifted.
At approx. 12:30 pm on Friday, September 9, 2016 a male subject, who was involved in a drive by shooting, was involved in a traffic accident on the southbound access road of IH35 in Corinth, Texas. The suspect fled on foot and was seen headed in the direction of the North Central Texas College – Corinth Campus. The NCTC Police Department placed the campus on lockdown. There was information that the suspect had possibly made it to the NCTC campus and was somewhere inside the building. With the assistance of the Corinth Police Department, Hickory Creek Police Department, and the Denton County Sheriff’s Department, a room by room search was conducted. It was learned that the suspect was not on campus. A short time later the suspect was located and taken into custody in the area of the 5600 block of South I35E. At this point, the all clear was given and students, faculty and staff were released to leave the campus.