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Anthony Taglianetti, wanted in NY school superintendent's death, captured

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After a nationwide search, U.S. Marshals have captured Anthony Taglianetti, of Woodbridge, wanted in connection with the shooting death of a New York school superintendent.

Taglianetti is said to be armed and dangerous. (Photo: WJLA)

Knowing that Taglianetti is from Woodbridge, Va., marshals searched for him and were led to the Shenandoah County area.

Task force members discovered his vehicle in the Fort Valley Road area, according to a statement from the United States Marshals Service. A traffic stop was conducted and the suspect was taken into custody without incident.

Late Friday night - after he was in custody -  a warrant was issued for Taglianetti's arrest on murder charges. An extradition hearing will be held to consider turning him over to law enforcement officers in New York.

Taglianetti is being held at the Prince William – Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center. His Monday court appearance was continued to Oct. 29.

Investigators believe Taglianetti went to Clymer, New York and fatally shot Superintendent Keith Reed.

Sheriff Joe Gerace of Chautauqua County said Reed was shot several times at his New York home last Friday. Evidence left at the scene connected him to Taglianetti, authorities say.

The sheriff said Taglianetti was last seen driving off in a tan Buick Century. The car is described as a 2003 gold or tan Buick Century with Virginia plates that have a U.S. Marine Corps emblem.

Back in the Taglianetti's cul de sac, neighbors say the father of four young kids was friendly. They would see all six at the church down the block. The family’s minivan is still parked out front with two bibles and Christian music inside.

But neighbors were also aware of problems. Taglianetti and his wife lived separately for a time, neighbors say, and the Marine corps confirms Taglianetti recently resigned as an oral historian at Quantico.

Even though the mail keeps coming to the house, neighbors haven't seen the family for days. And police continue to make their rounds.

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