Investigators say a Binghamton University student has been taken into custody in connection with the stabbing death of another student on the Vestal campus.

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Binghamton University police chief Timothy Faughnan late Monday afternoon announced the search for the killer of 19-year-old Joao Souza had ended.

The name of the suspect was not immediately released.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Authorities said Souza, a freshman engineering student, had been stabbed repeatedly in an attack that happened in Windham Hall around 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

Police responded after the stabbing was reported. Souza was transported to Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, where he was pronounced dead.

State police and forest rangers assisted university police in searching for evidence on the campus during much of the day on Monday.

Faughnan said while there now is no "active threat" to the campus, additional police patrols were to be maintained overnight.

Investigators have not discussed a possible motive in the killing.

No classes were held on the Vestal campus on the day after the death of freshman Joao Souza. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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