Suspected Canadian killer, cannibal and necrophiliac Luka Rocco Magnotta has been arrested in Germany, following a world-wide manhunt, according to authorities.
Police in Montreal, where Magnotta was wanted for dismembering a Chinese student, said they have been notified about the arrest but have no specific details at this time.
"We have the information. We’re verifying [the details] right now.” a spokeswoman told The Huffington Post.
Interpol issued a statement Monday afternoon that stated Magnotta was captured in the German capital.
"Interpol congratulates all of the authorities and its National Central Bureaus in Canada, France, Germany and elsewhere for their collaborative efforts which led to the rapid arrest of this wanted individual," said the Head of Interpol’s Fugitives unit, Stefano Carvelli.
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Police in Montreal, believe the 29-year-old, low-budget porn actor carried out a brutal murder last week, which he allegedly recorded and uploaded to the Internet. The victim has been identified as 33-year-old Lin Jun, a student at Montreal's Concordia University who was reported missing on May 24.
Authorities in Canada had issued a countrywide arrest warrant for Magnotta and he was added to Interpol's list of wanted persons. Magnotta faces charges of first-degree murder, committing an indignity on a dead body, publishing obscene material, mailing "obscene, indecent, immoral or scurrilous" material and criminally harassing Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and several unnamed members of Parliament, police said.
Investigators believe Magnotta initially flew to France from Montreal after committing the murder. Brigitte Kuster, mayor of Paris's 17th district, said Magnotta was caught on surveillance video at a restaurant and possibly a hotel in the city over the weekend.
"He was captured by surveillance cameras at the cafe," Kuster told CBC Montreal. "But at the hotel, he wasn't visible because he was wearing a hat."
This is a developing story. Check back for additional updates.
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