RALEIGH — A North Carolina State University employee was arrested Monday for bringing weapons onto school property at the College of Veterinary Medicine at 1060 William Moore Drive.
N.C. State police charged Steven Patrick OConnell, 52, of 6909 River Run, with three counts of having a gun on educational property and with having weapons in his vehicle.
A Colt AR-15 rifle, a Gerber Mark II dagger and two axes were found in OConnells 1997 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck.
Two handguns an unloaded Colt Delta Elite 10mm pistol and a loaded Taurus .357 magnum revolver also were found locked in OConnells employee locker, according to Frederick Hartman, director of public relations at N.C. State.
University police had received a tip that led them to ask to see OConnells locker, Hartman said.
They asked for his permission to open it, and he was with them when they did, Hartman added.
He apparently expressed surprise that the guns were in the locker, Hartman said, then told police he did not feel well and was taken to Rex Hospital.
While he was there, police obtained a search warrant for the truck, which was in the employee parking lot, Hartman explained.
Rex kept OConnell over the weekend, and police waited until he was discharged Monday to arrest there.
OConnell was freed on a $12,500 bond