Authorities say the suspect in the killing of a Binghamton woman has been taken into custody.

According to Binghamton police, 24-year-old Kout Akol of Binghamton surrendered himself to the Onondaga County Sheriff's Department on Thursday.

Akol has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Takecia Mitchell. Investigators have said Mitchell was repeatedly stabbed in her Saratoga Terrace apartment early Saturday morning. She died a short time later.

City detectives transported Akol from Onondaga County to Binghamton. He was arraigned in city court and sent to Broome County Jail.

Police are continuing to investigate the fatal stabbing. People with information regarding the attack may contact Binghamton detectives at (607) 772-7080.

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