Suspect apprehended in former ‘attempted assault’ on Tulane Campus

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Efra Eskenzai arrested for alleged Tulane Campus break-in

UPDATE 10:00 p.m. — On Monday afternoon, a Tulane student was arrested in connection with this incident.

According to arrest records, 19-year-old Efra Eskenzai was apprehended and is being charged with home invasion and unauthorized entry of a dwelling.

This incident was originally classified as a sexual assault, but no related charges have been filed.

Tulane officials say Eskenzai will not be allowed on campus until the criminal case against him is resolved.


NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — On August 22, the Tulane University Police Department (TUPD) was made aware of an attempted assault on campus.

According to the TUPD, around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, an unknown male entered a dorm room in Warren House, where a female was asleep. The subject reportedly climbed on top of the female who was under the covers. While kneeling the male exposed himself.

Officers say the victim screamed and the subject left the room. After leaving the first room, the subject entered two additional rooms but did not do or say anything.

The TUPD released the following description of the suspect, provided by the victim/witness:

  • Unknown Male
  • aApproximately 5’7”
  • Fit body type
  • Short, dark, curly hair
  • Brown eyes
  • No visible birth marks or tattoos
  • Unknown ethnicity
  • White Vineyard Vine short sleeve t-shirt – back design is a whale with an American flag
  • Dark shorts

“All residents are encouraged to keep their doors secured and report any suspicious activity as soon as it is safe to do so,” said the Tulane University Police Department in their email.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call TUPD at 504-865-5381 or NOPD at 504-821-2222.

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