Jesse Alan Kister was identified as the man who tried to assault someone else on the UNC campus on Sunday.
Kister threatened another man with a knife after the two began shouting at each, according to an eyewitness.
Kister was armed with a knife and reportedly tried to stab the other person.
His actions prompted a campus-wide shelter-in-place during which emergency sirens went off.
The University of North Carolina public safety identified Kister on Monday, reported WRAL.
Kister’s Facebook profile lists him as residing in Chapel Hill but doesn’t identify him as a student. However, he has posted multiple photos from around campus.
It also says that he’s from Manteo, also in North Carolina.