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Tulane student wakes up with intruder's hands on her throat

Police are investigating the home invasion of a Tulane student. (FOX 8 Photo) Police are investigating the home invasion of a Tulane student. (FOX 8 Photo)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

New Orleans police are investigating a crime against a Tulane student.

According to a Tulane University Police crime alert, a student returned to her home in the 1000 block of Pine Street around 3:30 Sunday morning, fell asleep and woke up just before 5 a.m. to an intruder's hands on her throat. She screamed and the suspect ran. 

We talked with a Tulane student who said that after getting that alert, she'll be making sure her doors are locked.

"It's definitely concerning, mostly because they haven't caught the person who's done it," said Lindsey Nelson. 

A similar aggravated burglary happened June 14 right around the corner in the 1700 block of Broadway. In that case, Tulane Police said a woman woke up around 4:30 a.m. to an intruder's hand covering her mouth. When she screamed, the suspect took off through the back door. 

We asked New Orleans police if they believe the two crimes are related, but they said they have no evidence connecting them at this time.

If you have any information about either case, call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.. 

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