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Police seek help after BYU-I student wakes up to man standing over her bed

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REXBURG — Authorities need help identifying a man suspected of pulling the blankets off a female BYU-Idaho student’s bed and staring at her while she slept.

The incident occurred at The Cove, an off-campus student apartment complex on Second West, at around 6:50 a.m. Sunday, Rexburg Police Department Assistant Chief Gary Hagen told When the woman woke up, it startled her to see the man standing over her.

After she awoke, the suspect ran out of the woman’s room, and out of the apartment.

After the incident, Brigham Young University-Idaho issued the following statement to its student body:

“The university is committed to maintaining a safe campus community. Students are encouraged to ensure apartment doors and windows are locked at night and when not at home. In addition, never provide others unauthorized access to apartments or buildings.”

Anyone with information about the man is encouraged to call the Rexburg Police Department and ask to speak with Det. Kunsaitis at (208) 359-3000. Students can also call BYU-Idaho Public Safety at (208) 496-3000.

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