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UCLA Student Arrested After Attempting To Strangle Woman At Frat House

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A UCLA student was arrested after allegedly trying to strangle a woman at a party at the a fraternity house just off campus this week.

The suspect Paul Meyer, 20, was arrested at the Theta Chi fraternity house on suspicion of attempted murder early on Friday morning, campus police told City News Service. He was jailed downtown in lieu of $100,000 bail. He was booked Friday night and is due in court on Tuesday at the Airport Courthouse.

A call came in early Friday morning around 2:30 am reporting the incident. It occurred at the fraternity house in the 600 block of Gayley Avenue, which is just west of the Westwood campus. Meyer was arrested after police arrived without incident.

The victim is a female student at UCLA, who was treated and released at the nearby Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.