December 14, 2021 County News
Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to an incident near Airport Rd and Brooks St at the Morehead City and Newport border. This special response caused law enforcement to close Highway 70 in both directions for several hours, and traffic was rerouted via McCabe Rd and Highway 24.
After hours of social media reports of an active shooter and robbery at the Kangaroo gas station, the sheriffs department released information that the incident involved a suicidal person who was eventually detained and taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation.
This incident was resolved and traffic was flowing freely at 3:45 p.m. on December 14.