BREAKING: Police Have Strangler Suspect In Custody

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DAILY NEWS: Police just announced that they’ve arrested Antonio Rodriguez, identified tonight as the Kensington Strangler. Rodriguez was arrested on Mutter Street near Westmoreland in Kensington. MORE

MSNBC: DNA links the 21-year-old alleged serial killer to three murders in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, police said at a Monday night news conference. During that news conference a 911 call came in saying that Rodriguez was hiding out in a house on the 3300 block of Mudder Street. MORE

DAILY MAIL: Philadelphia police say they have caught a serial killer who has been dubbed the Kensington Strangler – after a $37,000 reward prompted a tip-off from a member of the public. […] The tipster was reacting to pictures of the suspect shown in a live TV broadcast of a police news conference to announce details of the man they wanted for questioning in the case. Detective Frank said: ‘We are pretty confident he is the suspect.’ The detective added that the tipster would now receive the $37,000 reward offered to the public for information leading to the suspect’s arrest. MORE

MYFOXPHILLY: Despite other local media reports, a major suspect in Philadelphia’s Kensington Strangler case in not under arrest, but in custody as police test his DNA. There were reports that Antonio Rodriguez, 21, of Philadelphia was placed under arrest after he was named as a person of major interest in the case, and police said they had a possible DNA link between Rodriguez and three women killed by the strangler. But at a second news conference Monday night, police said Rodriguez was taken into custody without incident and is officially a person of interest. Police say they are talking with Rodriguez and taking DNA samples. If there is a 100 percent DNA match, then they will ask Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams for an arrest warrant. That process could take at least 24 hours or longer. MORE

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