Georgetown University students assaulted by home invader

Two Georgetown University students were assaulted by an intruder they discovered in their home early Saturday morning.

An alert was emailed to the campus community at 9:45 a.m. by the Department of Public Safety reporting the incident, according to The Hoya, the university newspaper.

The report says the students found the intruder at about 3:45 a.m. in their home in the 3500 block of O Street NW.

Both students received minor injuries when the intruder struck them and fled the home, headed toward campus.

"I'm living just two blocks off campus. You'd think that you're fairly safe here...," student Kiernan Halloran said.

It's unclear how the intruder got in, but the university distributed door knockers encouraging students to keep their doors locked. A precaution some say gets taken for granted.

Student Adaire Carey explained, "I think a lot of times we assume we live in a bubble...anytime we're in the Georgetown community...but Georgetown is not it's own's part of D.C., which is a large city."

The suspect is described as a white male, about 21 years old, 5' 10", 160 pounds, brown hair, wearing a light blue shirt and blue jeans.

D.C. police are investigating.