NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An FBI manhunt is underway for a University of Connecticut student accused of killing two people.

Police in Pennsylvania released a photo of the suspect, last seen Sunday afternoon n East Stroudsburg.

Peter Manfredonia, 23, is suspected of killing a 62-year-old man and assaulting another man in Willington, Conn. on Friday.

Investigators say a friend of Manredonia’s was found dead in his home Sunday morning.

The suspect is also accused of kidnapping a person before stealing a car from the same home.

That victim was later found safe in New Jersey near the Pennsylvania border.



UConn released a statement Monday, saying Manfredonia is a senior in the joint School of Engineering / School of Business MEM. The school said he is not attending summer classes or living on campus.

“The university expresses its deepest, most heartfelt sympathies to the victims and their families in this horrible, incomprehensible tragedy. They are all in our thoughts,” the statement read in part. “With respect to the student in question, while the University can’t discuss specific individuals or cases, UConn strives to do everything possible to identify and engage with students of concern and to provide them with all the assistance and resources we can both for their own well-being and that of the wider community.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Connecticut State Police at (860) 896-3200 or the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324). Authorities urge the public not to approach Manfredonia if they spot him. He’s considered armed and dangerous.

If you see him, they urge you to call 911.


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