BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston College officials are investigating reports of a suspicious man looking into dorm room windows and taking pictures Sunday, police said.

The man was allegedly peering into ground-level windows at Kostka Hall on Hammond Street. He was described as a 5-foot 7-inch white man between 25 and 35 years old with a red beard, police said.

A Resident assistant caught the man in the act on surveillance footage. He was allegedly wearing a red baseball cap, white sweatshirt, baggy black pants and black sneakers.

Freshman Lexi McNeil got the urgent message that went out to students living in the all-girls dormitory.

‘We got a text from our RA saying, ‘Close your doors, shut the windows, close the blinds with no other context,” she said. “Everyone was just running. It was complete chaos. No one really knew what was happening.”

Boston College officials said that police have increased patrols in the area.

“You think that that wouldn’t happen,” student Steph Chamberlain said. “This campus is really safe and it is important that people feel safe. Hopefully, that doesn’t happen again.”

For some, the incident has already initiated change.

“The past three nights I have decided not to stay in the library too late. Just to cautious on when I’m walking back and to be sure I am walking back when there is a lot of people around,” one student said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Boston College police at 617-552-4440.

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