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Details emerge in Penn State student's death at frat house

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 7, 2017 8:32 AM
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FILE PHOTO: A Penn State student walks in the rain past Old Main on the Penn State main campus in State College. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

(State College) -- Police say paramedics weren't called until about 12 hours after a Penn State student fell down some steps at a fraternity house.

State College police say sophomore Timothy Piazza died at Penn State Hershey Medical Center where he was transferred after being found unconscious at the bottom of the basement steps in the Beta Theta Pi house shortly before 11:00 a.m. Friday.

Police say Piazza reportedly fell down the steps about 11:00 p.m. Thursday during a party.

Penn State has suspended the fraternity, which has also been put on a "cease and desist" order from the school's Interfraternity Council and the fraternity's national organization.

The cause of manner of Piazza's death remains under investigation.

Police say the fraternity is cooperating, and investigators are obtaining unspecified video from the group.

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