Binghamton University freshman fatally stabbed on campus

Binghamton University student killed in campus stabbing

Binghamton University student killed in campus stabbing

Binghamton University has identified the victim stabbed to death on campus Sunday night as Joao Souza, a 19-year-old freshman engineering student. The family has been notified and has requested privacy.

Classes at Binghamton are canceled today. The person was described as a "light-skinned male wearing dark trousers and a dark, Puma hooded sweatshirt".

Binghamton University police chief Timothy Faughnan late Monday afternoon announced the search for the killer of 19-year-old Joao Souza had ended.

The incident happened at around 10:30 p.m.at Binghamton University in upstate NY. Authorities say he was attacked in Windham Hall, a campus residence hall.

Police did not elaborate early Monday evening where the suspect was found or his name, but said he was a Binghamton Unviersity student.

University police released few details about the ongoing investigation and said it's possible the suspect was still armed.


"So I think that for the foreseeable future, there will be an increased police presence across the campus", said Binghamton University Police Chief Tim Faughnan.

Police from multiple agencies investigating the stabbing interviewed "numerous people" throughout the night, according to the university.

The University is offering a number of services for students, faculty and staff following the incident.

"For the second time this semester we've struggled to absorb the news that one of our students has been killed", Rose said. 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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