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A reported burglary occurred at the 4000 block of Walnut St. and prompted a UPenn alert at approximately 8:40 p.m. Friday. The suspect has since been apprehended. 

The resident, who is affliated with Penn, was home at the time of the incident.

At 8:15 p.m., a black male entered an apartment unit in a house. The suspect was wearing a red sweatshirt and ripped jeans and fled the property. 

An initial alert was issued at 8:41p.m. An all-clear message was sent at 9:05 p.m. 

Penn Police, Philadelphia police, and Allied Universal security officers searched the area late Friday night, Vice President for the Division of Public Safety Maureen Rush said. 

Saturday morning, DPS sent an email advisory to all members of the Penn Community with an update that the suspect is in custody. The last time DPS sent a campus-wide advisory was Jan. 27, when a suspect sexually assaulted a female near Drexel University's campus after entering through her unlocked door. 

The email advised students to lock doors and windows. The recommendations also included using Penn's Walking and Riding Escorts.