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UCLA fraternity member out on $100,000 bail

Paul Meyer, a 20-year-old UCLA student suspected of choking a female student at his Theta Chi fraternity house near campus, in an undated photo from his Facebook account. (Facebook.com)

March 9, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
A UCLA student placed behind bars on suspicion of choking a woman at a fraternity house was out on $100,000 bail Saturday.

Paul Meyer, 20, was arrested at the Theta Chi fraternity house in the 600 block of Gayley Avenue around 2:30 a.m. Friday. Police said Meyer had choked an 18-year-old female UCLA student during a party. The details surrounding the altercation were unclear.

Meyer, a member of the fraternity, was arrested without incident on suspicion of attempted murder. However, campus police later clarified that he was booked on suspicion of assault with intent to commit rape and false imprisonment.

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

Meyer is due for arraignment March 12.