Monday, June 4, 2012

Canadian Suspect in cannibal/body-parts case arrested in Germany

REPORT: A Canadian man who is accused of dismembering his murder victim and mailing body parts to political parties has been arrested in Germany, police confirm to CP24.

Stefan Rieldich, an English-speaking spokesperson for the Berlin police department, told CP24 that they were "positive" they had suspect Luka Rocco Magnotta in custody.

"We arrested him today," he said.

Police said Magnotta was arrested at around 2 p.m. local time near an Internet cafe. An officer checked his identification and made the arrest.

Rieldich said he couldn't confirm whether Magnotta was arrested inside or outside the cafe.

He said he also didn't know if Magnotta resisted arrest or if he gave his name willingly to officers.

"The information is brand new and I'm still trying to get more details on the arrest," he said. "As far as I know is that somebody recognized him and called police or that police recognized him."


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