‘Suspicious person’ caught illegally ‘occupying space’ inside residence hall at Brown University

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A “suspicious person” was arrested over the weekend after illegally “occupying space” inside a residence hall at Brown University.

Brian Clark, a spokesperson for the university, told ABC 6 News that a student called Brown’s Department of Public Safety Sunday after they saw the suspicious person in their dorm hall.

Police approached the suspect and apprehended him after a short foot chase.

Clark said the person was unknown to students.

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That person, whose name wasn’t immediately released, was charged with breaking and entering and willful trespass.

“[This] marked the beginning of what is now a deeper investigation focused on how long he may have been present in and how he entered the building,” said Clark.

The university said students in that building are aware of the incident.

Clark said Brown University is offering resources and support to students.

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