A University of CT student suspected of killing two people will be held in a Washington County Detention Center in Maryland until he is extradited back to CT, a source told Fox News early Thursday. He was seen with the same bag at the Chambersburg store, state police said.
Manfredonia is wanted by CT state police in the machete killing of 62-year-old Ted DeMers and wounding of another man in Willington on Friday.
He was not injured and no officers were hurt during the arrest, Connecticut State Police said.
Manfredonia had a large duffel bag full of guns, stolen during a home invasion in CT, police said.
After allegedly breaking into a home and stealing firearms, Manfredonia allegedly drove a stolen truck to the home of childhood friend Nicholas Eisele.
On Sunday, he allegedly invaded a Willington home and stole pistols and long guns and a truck, police said.
Policed believe Manfredonia to be armed and risky, with a bag of guns we took during a home invasion in CT.
Investigators have not elaborated on a possible motive for the crimes.
Connecticut State Police said Peter Manfredonia, 23, was taken into custody in Hagerstown, Maryland, and there were no injuries to law enforcement or Manfredonia despite authorities saying he was believed to be heavily armed.
Manfredonia then took an Uber to a Walmart in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, not far from the New Jersey border, Pennsylvania State Police said, where he was seen walking in a wooded area on some railroad tracks.
A man fitting his description was spotted Tuesday night near Scranton, Pennsylvania, prompting another search there.
Michael Dolan, the Manfredonia family's lawyer, told reporters the suspect had a history with mental illness and had urged him to turn surrender to police. "It's time to let the healing process begin", Dolan said. A man matching Manfredonia's description was picked up by a surveillance image at the cash register of a gas station there.
"This came as a total surprise to everybody based on Peter's past", he said.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont offered thanks to police agencies including those in other states that were involved in the search. This story has been corrected to show that Eisele's girlfriend was found in Columbia, New Jersey, not Paterson, New Jersey.