MONTGOMERY, Ala. (CBS46) – A Georgia-linked refugee wanted in Connecticut in February for the murder of a Yale college student was arrested by U.S. marshals on Friday in Montgomery.
Qinxuan Pan was the subject of a nationwide manhunt for the murder of Yale University student Kevin Jiang. There was a $ 10,000 reward for information leading to his direct location.
He was arrested on the 400 block of Fairview Avenue in Montgomery and taken to the Montgomery County Detention Center.
“I am very proud of the collaboration and efforts of the US Marshals, the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, and our state and local partners in the arrest of Pan,” said US Middle District Marshal Jesse Seroyer Jr. “Once we received information that Pan was in Montgomery, a plan was developed and executed. This is another example of the hard work by federal and state partners to arrest violent refugees.”
Prior to his arrest, Pan was last seen in the wee hours of February 11 while driving with family members in Brookhaven or Duluth. According to the family, he was wearing a black backpack and was acting strangely.
“The successful arrest of Qinxuan Pan this morning in Montgomery, Alabama marks the culmination of countless hours of investigation and shows the dedication of all investigators involved,” said Lawrence Bobnick, acting US Marshal for Connecticut District. “The unwavering commitment of the men and women who supported this operation was truly remarkable. In addition, this arrest is an example of routine selfless collaboration between the U.S. Marshal Service, with its network of nationwide volatile task forces, and state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies in multiple jurisdictions and states. “
Pan is charged with crime and murder.
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