Latest 04/06/12: Luka Rocco Magnotta Arrest In Berlin: Murder Suspect Caught In Germany

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Luka Rocco Magnotta Arrest In Berlin: Murder Suspect Caught In Germany

Berlin police are confirming the arrest of Canadian fugitive Luka Rocco Magnotta in the city.
A police spokesman told The Canadian Press that Magnotta was arrested at about 2 p.m. Berlin time Monday.
Chief-Supt. Stefan Redlich said Magnotta, 29, was nabbed without incident in the centre of the city.

“Today, Mr. Magnotta was seen by a Berlin police patrol car and they checked his identity,” Redlich said in a phone interview.

“They arrested him and now he’s been brought to a prison, so he will probably see a judge tomorrow (Tuesday).”
Berlin police said officers caught up with Magnotta after someone recognized him outside an Internet cafe.

Magnotta is wanted in Montreal on five charges including first-degree murder in the slaying of Chinese exchange student Jun Lin.

Lin’s torso was found in suitcase in a Montreal alley last week, and other body parts, including a hand and foot, were mailed to the offices of political parties in Ottawa.

Police said Magnotta fled Canada on May 26, the day after they believe Lin was killed.