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University of Connecticut student accused of killing 2 taken into custody

Manhunt underway for University of Connecticut student accused of killing 2
Posted at 3:07 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 22:20:12-04

According to Hagerstown Police, 23-year-old Peter Manfredonia was taken in to custody in the area of the Pilot truck stop on Halfway Blvd without incident by the US Marshals and the Washington County Sheriffs Office.

A manhunt was underway for the University of Connecticut senior suspected of killing two men last Friday.

Manfredonia is accused of killing 62-year-old Ted DeMers and 23-year-old Nicholas Eisele before forcing Eisele’s girlfriend into her vehicle and fleeing the state with her.

The 23-year-old girlfriend was located Sunday at a rest stop near Paterson, New Jersey, with her 2016 Volkswagen Jetta and was not hurt, according to police.

Meanwhile, Pennsylvania State Police say Manfredonia was dropped off by an Uber in front of a Walmart in East Stroudsburg before walking behind the store and onto a set of train tracks on Sunday.

A surveillance photo shared by authorities appears to show Manfredonia walking on the tracks in a white t-shirt and dark colored shorts, carrying a large duffel bag. Police believe the bag is full of guns that the suspect stole from a home invasion in Connecticut.

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On Wednesday, a tip was received about a possible sighting of Manfredonia at a Sheetz in Pennsylvania.

Witness descriptions and images from surveillance video matches that of Manfredonia.

The stolen Hyundai Sante Fe was found in the area of the Sheetz.

Police say the individual in the surveillance images got an Uber and was driven to Hagerstown, Maryland.

The black bag was still in his possession and he was wearing red sneakers.