Suspect In Philadelphia Homicide Captured In Harvard Square

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Sohan Panjrolia. (Cambridge Police)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A suspect in a recent Philadelphia homicide was captured in Harvard Square Tuesday afternoon after a heavy police response that triggered a shelter in place order from Harvard University.

Cambridge Police said Sohan Panjrolia, 31, was taken into custody around 12:45 p.m.

Just minutes before, the department had issued a release calling Panjrolia "dangerous" and warning that the former Harvard University student was believed to be in the Harvard Square area.

Philadelphia Police said Panjrolia was wanted for fatally shooting his father in the face with an assault rifle Saturday.

The school issued a shelter in place warning around noon, saying police were searching for a "potentially armed assailant" in the area of JFK and Elliot Streets.

The shelter in place was lifted following Panjrolia's arrest.

State Police said there would be "restricted access" to the Harvard Square area due to a police operation. The area was reopened to traffic before 1 p.m.

"He was ultimately found at the Ben & Jerry's on 36 John F. Kennedy Street," said Cambridge Police PIO Jeremy Warnick in a statement.

WBZ NewsRadio saw police officers high-fiving and hugging one another following Panjrolia's capture.

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