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Woman Surprises Intruder at DKE

By Sarah Y. Keightley
Editor in Chief

At about 1 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, a summer resident at the Delta Kappa Epsilon house confronted two people that had entered the house. The suspects sprayed the woman with a chemical and fled.

They were later apprehended by the Cambridge Police Department.

Chief of Campus Police Anne P. Glavin said that the woman was not an MIT student. Also, the woman was not injured by the chemical weapon, believed to be pepper spray, she said.

The woman surprised the suspects, who had entered the house from a window on the first floor, according to a Campus Police bulletin.

After the Campus Police received a description of the suspects, a call went out to city and state police forces, Glavin said. "We advised the Cambridge police," and the suspects were arrested a few streets away from the campus, she said.

The Campus Police assisted by bringing the woman in to identify the subjects, Glavin said.

The suspects were caught on bicycles that were believed to be stolen. Nothing else was stolen, Glavin said.

DKE residents said that they had no comment on the incident.