Duke University issued an alert Sunday after receiving a report that a male intruder entered a dorm room and attempted to get into bed with a sleeping female student.
The incident happened around 4 a.m. Sunday at Randolph Residence Hall on Duke’s East Campus. The suspect left the room after the female student and her room mate screamed.
The incident was not reported to Duke authorities until later on Sunday. There is no description of the suspect because the student victim refused to speak to police, according to the alert posted on Duke’s website.
A warning was sent late Sunday to Duke students, faculty and staff. Under the federal Clery Act, universities are required to provide timely notification to the campus community when certain crimes are reported.
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Michael Schoenfeld, vice president president for public affairs and government relations, said the investigation is continuing into the incident.
Last week, a student at N.C. Central University was robbed at gunpoint in his dorm room at New Residence Hall 2 by two masked men. Two students were restrained during the robbery, which occurred around 1 a.m. Wednesday. NCCU officials issued an alert to the campus and said they did not know how the suspects got into the building.