UCLA Student Held in Alleged Assault at Fraternity Party

The female victim, also a UCLA student, was treated and released

By Melissa Pamer and Reggie Kumar
|  Sunday, Mar 10, 2013  |  Updated 10:57 AM PDT
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UCLA Student Accused of Attempted Murder at Fraternity Party

A fellow student confirmed that this image shows UCLA student suspect Paul Meyer on his Facebook page.

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UCLA Student Accused of Attempted Murder at Fraternity Party

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.
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A 20-year-old male UCLA student was in county jail Saturday after he allegedly assaulted a female student at a fraternity party early Friday morning.

The university said Paul Meyer was booked on charges of intent to commit rape and false imprisonment.

He was originally held on a charge related to an alleged choking of the female student but that was changed, according to a spokeswoman in UCLA's media relations department.

Meyer was detained without incident at about 2:30 a.m. outside the Theta Chi fraternity house in the 600 block of Gayley Avenue, police said.

Alcohol was being consumed at the party, university police said Friday.

The victim was treated at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and released, police said.

Meyer was booked by campus police around 8:15 p.m. Friday and was being jailed at the Inmate Reception Center near downtown Los Angeles at 1:26 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department inmate locator website.

The website listed Meyer's initial hearing as April 4 at the Airport Courthouse near LAX.

Meyer was released on $100,000 bail Saturday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department inmate locator website.

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