Early morning intruder caught inside UW sorority

SEATTLE - An intruder discovered inside the Sigma Kappa Sorority early Friday morning escaped after frightening its residents and is currently on the loose, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to police, no one was home at the sorority house in the 4500 block of 22nd Avenue Northeast when the man entered sometime before 4 a.m. He reportedly got in by leaning a ladder against the building and cutting the screen off a second-floor window.

When the residents returned home, they found the man in one of their rooms, according to police. The residents called 911 from the kitchen while the man ran out a back door. He escaped on a bicycle and rode off to the south.

Officers arrived shortly before 4 a.m. and searched the area with police dogs, but could not find the suspect. The investigation continues.

Police at the scene said the man took some items from the home.