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Lehigh student startles intruder in house

Published On: Jul 16 2014 12:01:02 PM EDT
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Ethan Walthier/69 News

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -

A Lehigh University student startled an intruder inside her home Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The incident happened around 1 p.m. inside an off-campus house in the 500 block of East Fifth Street.

The house is occupied by Lehigh students, and one of the female occupants at home found the intruder.

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The burglar immediately fled on foot, and was caught a short time later by Bethlehem police.

The student was not hurt, and the suspect will be charged by Bethlehem police.