UCONN Student Peter Manfredonia wanted for double murder, carjacking in Conn. captured in Maryland

News Release, Maryland State Police

(HAGERSTOWN, MD) — While investigating leads about the potential location of the Connecticut fugitive in Washington County tonight, an inter-agency law enforcement team took him into custody when he walked from a nearby wooded area.

Peter Manfredonia was arrested shortly after 9:00 p.m. pm tonight in the parking lot of a travel center in the 16000-block of Halfway Blvd., Hagerstown, Md.  He is being processed in Washington County and will be held there as a fugitive, pending extradition proceedings from Connecticut.

Since about noon today, Maryland state troopers assigned to the Maryland State Apprehension Team-US Marshal’s Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force had been in the Hagerstown area following up on information from the US Marshals Service indicating Manfredonia may have been in that region. While at the travel center continuing their investigation tonight, Manfredonia was spotted coming out of a wooded area behind the center.

Manfredonia was arrested without incident.  The arrest team included members of the Maryland State Police, Connecticut State Police, the US Marshals Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Due to the ongoing investigation, no further information will be provided by the Maryland State Police.  Inquiries regarding this investigation should be directed to the FBI Baltimore Office or the Connecticut State Police.

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