Binghamton University stabbing: Police have suspect in custody

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Less than 24 hours after a Binghamton University freshman was stabbed to death Sunday night, the university’s police chief announced a suspect is in custody Monday evening.

Joao Souza, a 19-year-old engineering student, was attacked around 10:30 p.m. inside Windham Hall residence hall.

Investigators from multiple agencies interviewed people throughout the night and determined the stabbing was not a random act.

Shortly before 5:30 p.m. Monday, the State University College at Binghamton police chief tweeted that a suspect was in custody.

“There is no active threat to the campus, but we will maintain additional police patrols tonight,” the Tweet read. “Thank you to everyone who provided tips and info.”

This is the second student killed this school year at Binghamton University.

Hayley Anderson, of Westbury, Long Island, was found dead in an off-campus home in March.

The university cancelled all classes on Monday, and offered counseling services to anyone who needs it by calling the Dean of Students Office at 607-777-2804.

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