VIDEO: Magnotta Arrested in Germany
The suspect wanted in the murder and dismemberment of a Chinese foreign student in Montreal has been arrested in Berlin.
Berlin police have confirmed to NewsTalk 1010 that they arrested Canadian fugitive Luka Magnotta at around 2 p.m. German time, Monday - 8 a.m Toronto time.
Berlin Police spokesperson Stefan Redlich reveals the 29-year-old was arrested in an Internet cafe after a tipster called police.
Redlich says Magnotta didn't put up a fight when arrested and was a alone at the time.
Police can't say if he was using an alias or was heavily disguised. They say he will be appearing in court tomorrow but will stay in jail overnight. They will be contacting the German national police who will in turn be calling Canadian authorities.
They will also contact the Canadian embassy in Berlin because they are arresting a Canadian resident.
French authorities said they were investigating the theory that Magnotta travelled from Paris to Berlin via bus.
Magnotta is wanted in the slaying of 33-year old Jun Lin, whose torso was found in a suitcase in a Montreal alley last week. Other severed body parts, including a hand and a foot, were mailed to the offices of political parties in Ottawa.
Magnotta is believed to have flown to France from Montreal on May 26th.
(with files from Katie Franzios)