‘Unidentified person’ entered unlocked suite at NC State residence hall, police say

North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — North Carolina State University Police are warning 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 a.m. Tuesday regarding “an unidentified person enter[ing] an unlocked, occupied room in a third floor suite in Metcalf Hall.”

According to police, the woman inside the room “awoke to find the person standing near the entryway to the room. Upon awakening, the resident screamed and the person fled the room and exited the suite.”

The resident wasn’t able to provide police with a description of the person or the direction that they left the room in.

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

Campus police provided the following safety tips:

  • Assailants target residences where doors and windows are left unlocked or unsecured. Always lock residence doors and windows when at home and when you leave.
  • Assailants may try to gain access into a residence by using force or deception. Don’t open your door for or let someone in your residence that you don’t know.
  • If you feel unsafe or threatened in any situation, trust your instinct and contact University Police immediately to report suspicious activities or crimes on campus by calling 911 or 919-515-3000.

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