Police capture homicide suspect near Harvard University
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Philadelphia man suspected of killing his father has been captured near Harvard University in Massachusetts.
The Ivy League school on Tuesday warned of a “potentially armed assailant” and issued a shelter-in-place advisory for the area near the John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, and Massachusetts State Police said there was a “heavy police presence and restricted access” to Harvard Square.
The shelter-in-place was lifted after Cambridge police tweeted that 31-year-old Sohan Panjrolia, who previously attended Harvard, was taken into custody just before 1 p.m.
The U.S. Marshals Service says Panjrolia’s car was spotted in Harvard Square.
Pennsylvania police say Panjrolia fatally shot his father, 60-year-old Mahendra Panjrolia, with an assault rifle on Saturday.
Police said the suspect is schizophrenic.
It was unclear if he had an attorney.