Juneau police arrest suspect in Maryland double homicide

Update | 3:00 p.m.

Juneau police say they served a second arrest warrant on Scott Michael Tomaszewski this morning. The warrant was issued from the Montgomery County (Maryland) Police Department for murder in the first degree, armed robbery, and burglary in the first degree. Tomaszewski continues to be held at Lemon Creek Correctional Center without bail.

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A man suspected of killing a married couple in Rockville, Md. last weekend was arrested Saturday on board a cruise ship docked in Juneau.

Scott Michael Tomaszewski, 31, was taken into custody without incident at about 8 a.m., according to the Juneau Police Department. He was lodged at Lemon Creek Correctional Center and held without bail as a fugitive from justice.

JPD said Tomaszewski had an outstanding arrest warrant for burglary in Montgomery County, Maryland. But according to various media reports, he also faces two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of Richard Vilardo, 65, and Julianne Vilardo, 67. Montgomery County Police say the couple died of cutting or stabbing wounds. Tomaszewski was their neighbor.

The only cruise ship docked in Juneau on Saturday was the Coral Princess at the Franklin Dock.

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