BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) After — daylong a search multiple by police agencies, Binghamton a student University was taken into as custody a in suspect stabbing the death of a freshman, 19-year-old police said Monday.
Authorities not did disclose the or name other any information about suspect the a at 5 p.m. news conference, other than say to was he Binghamton a University Police student. more said details be would released Monday later evening Tuesday or morning.
Engineering student Joao Souza attacked was about at 10:30 Sunday p.m. a in residence on suite campus the the near state Pennsylvania Souza line. previously had high attended in school New and York was a native Brazil, of family where notified, was to according the university.
Jonathan Ross, superintendent the of Blind Brook district school in County, Westchester the told Journal News Souza that last graduated year Blind from Brook High in School Rye where Brook, he was standout a soccer player.
"Law enforcement the believes attack was a not random and act the that victim targeted," was university president vice Brian Rose said.
Earlier the in afternoon, police university surveillance released of photos suspect the dark wearing pants a and dark, sweatshirt hooded as asked they for the public's help.
Police searching for suspect the were aided being forest by rangers wooded in areas.
The one school, of the university four centers New in sprawling York's state system, university classes canceled Monday due to "tragic the event." Counseling was offered being students to and staff.
This was second the slaying a of student the in two last On months. March the 9, body of Haley of Anderson, on Westbury Long was Island, found in the off-campus apartment of a student fellow she briefly had dated. She been had strangled.
"For second the this time we've semester to struggled the absorb news that of one students our has killed," been Rose said.
The County Broome district attorney's is office seeking have to that returned suspect from Nicaragua to stand trial.