UCLA Student Arrested on Suspicion of Attempted Murder

The student allegedly choked one of his peers outside a fraternity house party early Friday.

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    A UCLA student was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly trying to strangle another student at a frat party. Police say the suspect, a 20-year-old man, and the female victim knew each other, but the motive for the attack is not clear. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on March 8, 2013.

    A 20-year-old UCLA student was arrested Friday on suspicion of attempted murder of a female peer following a fraternity party off-campus, university police said.

    Paul Meyer allegedly choked the victim -- also a UCLA student -- about 2:30 a.m. outside the Theta Chi fraternity house in the 600 block of Gayley Avenue, police said. He was arrested without incident outside the fraternity house, west of the Westwood campus.

    Police said alcohol was available at the get together. Authorities would not say the gender of the alleged victim, who was treated at a hospital and released.

    Members of the Theta Chi fraternity said the organization's president is expected to release a statement on the incident.

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