NC State University student shouts after ‘unidentified person’ enters unlocked dormitory in the middle of the night, police say


RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) – North Carolina State University police warn students to lock their doors after a person entered an unlocked suite and scared a woman inside , according to a University WolfAlert.

Police said they received a report at 4:22 am Tuesday of “an unidentified person entered[ing] an unlocked, occupied bedroom in a suite on the third floor of Metcalf Hall.

Police said the woman inside the room “woke up to find the person standing near the entrance to the room.” Upon awakening, the resident screamed and the person fled the room and left the suite. “

The resident was unable to provide the police with a description of the person or the direction in which they left the room.

The woman told police that there had been no communication between her and the unidentified person and that no items had been stolen.

Campus police provided the following safety tips:

  • The attackers target residences whose doors and windows are not locked or are not secure. Always lock the doors and windows of the residence when you are at home and when you leave.
  • Abusers may attempt to gain access to a residence by using force or deception. Don’t open your door or let someone into your home you don’t know.
  • If you feel unsafe or threatened in any situation, trust your instincts and immediately contact University Police to report suspicious activity or crime on campus by calling 911 or 919-515- 3000.

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