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The Latest: Student suspect in custody in campus stabbing

April 16, 2018 - 2:38 PM

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - The Latest on a Binghamton University freshman found fatally stabbed (all times local):

5:30 p.m.

A student suspected in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old freshman on Binghamton University's main New York campus is in custody.

Police didn't release any information about the student suspect at a news conference Monday evening. Police earlier in the day released photos of the suspect wearing dark clothes and a hooded sweatshirt.

Multiple police agencies on Monday searched for the killer of engineering student Joao Souza. The Brazilian native was attacked Sunday night in a residence suite on the campus in Binghamton near the Pennsylvania state line.

University officials say investigators believe the attack was not a random act and Souza was targeted.

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3:10 p.m.

Authorities say they believe a 19-year-old Binghamton University freshman fatally stabbed on the university's main New York campus was targeted.

Multiple police agencies on Monday were searching for a suspect in the death of engineering student Joao Souza. The Brazilian native was attacked Sunday night in a residence suite on the campus in Binghamton near the Pennsylvania state line.

University officials say investigators believe the attack was not a random act and Souza was targeted.

Police have released photos of the stabbing suspect wearing dark clothes and a hooded sweatshirt.

Searchers are being aided in wooded areas by state forest rangers.

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12:25 p.m.

Binghamton University says the family of a 19-year-old freshman fatally stabbed on campus is located in Brazil.

Engineering student Joao Souza was attacked at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday in a residence suite on the campus near the Pennsylvania state line. Souza's family was located in Brazil and requested privacy, according to the university.

The unidentified attacker fled on foot. Authorities say it did not appear to a random act.

Jonathan Ross, superintendent of the Blind Brook school district in Westchester County, told the Journal News that Souza graduated last year from Blind Brook High School in Rye Brook, where he was a standout soccer player.

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10:20 a.m.

A 19-year-old freshman was fatally stabbed on New York's Binghamton University campus and his assailant remains at large.

The state university said engineering student Joao Souza was attacked at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday on the campus near the Pennsylvania state line.

The school said police currently are confident it was not a random act.

The unidentified suspect was described as a light-skinned male wearing dark pants and a dark hooded sweatshirt.

The school cancelled classes Monday due the "tragic event" and counselling was being offered.

On March 9, the body of another Binghamton University student, Haley Anderson of Westbury, was found in the off-campus apartment of a fellow student she had briefly dated. She had been strangled.

Prosecutors are seeking to have that suspect returned from Nicaragua to stand trial.

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9:20 a.m.

A 19-year-old student has been fatally stabbed on New York's Binghamton University campus and his assailant remains at large.

The stabbing occurred around 10:30 p.m. Sunday at the state university.

The university says the attack did not appear to be random. The unidentified victim was in his first year at the school.

The school cancelled classes Monday due the "tragic event." Counseling was being offered to students and staff.

On March 9, the body of another Binghamton University student, Haley Anderson of Westbury, was found in the off-campus apartment of a fellow student she had briefly dated. She had been strangled.

The Broome County district attorney's office is seeking to have that suspect returned from Nicaragua to stand trial.

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8:50 a.m.

A 19-year-old student has been fatally stabbed on New York's Binghamton University campus.

The stabbing occurred around 10:30 p.m. Sunday at the state university. There was no immediate arrest.

The Times Union says investigators interviewed people throughout the night. Police say the attack did not appear to be random.

The victim was in his first year at the school.

Counselling is being offered to students and staff.

On March 9, the body of another Binghamton University student, Haley Anderson of Westbury, was found in the off-campus apartment of a fellow student she had briefly dated. She had been strangled.

The Broome County district attorney's office is seeking to have that suspect returned from Nicaragua to stand trial.

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