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The first UPennAlert sent during Spring Fling concerned an affiliated woman who reported a man attempting to follow her into her building. 

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At 2:20 a.m. Saturday morning, the Division of Public Safety issued a UPennAlert announcing increased police activity at 40th and Spruce streets.

Penn Police responded to a call by an affiliated woman who reported that a man was following her. The woman said that the man tried to follow her inside her building, according to DPS. 

After she yelled and told the man she was calling police, he ran out of the building, DPS said. The woman was not injured or missing any belongings, DPS said.

At 2:42 a.m. Saturday morning, DPS issued an all-clear UPennAlert, saying that everyone could resume normal activity. 

DPS last sent a safety alert on March 29 after a power outage in the area of 34th and Walnut streets. Seven UPennAlerts have been issued since Feb. 23. 

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