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Police capture Philly homicide suspect near Harvard University

Associated Press

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.

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