Luka Rocco Magnotta, suspected of killing a Chinese university student in Montreal and mailing the dismembered body parts to Canadian political parties, has been arrested at an internet café in Berlin.
Magnotta is wanted by Montreal authorities on first-degree murder and other charges, including threatening Canadian politicians.
He is suspected of killing Jun Lin — a 33-year-old Chinese university student with whom he had a relationship — filming the attack and mailing the victim's dismembered body parts to federal political parties.
Magnotta has a sprawling internet presence. (Montreal Police)Berlin police spokesman Chief-Supt. Stefan Redlich told CBC News that authorities arrested Magnotta at 2 p.m. Berlin time (8 a.m. ET) at Helin Café on Karl Marx Street.
"As far as I know he was arrested alone, and there was no struggle," Redlich said.
The café's owner said he witnessed the arrest, but wouldn't comment further.
Magnotta is being held at the Berlin prison and is expected to be brought before a judge on Tuesday.
Magnotta, dubbed the "Butcher of Montreal" by European media, was spotted in Paris on the weekend, at a local café and in a hotel.
Victim went missing May 24Parts of Lin's remains were discovered last week after they were sent to the federal Liberal and Conservative parties in Ottawa.
His torso was found stuffed in a suitcase and dumped in a trash pile behind the suspect's apartment, in a working-class neighbourhood off Montreal's Déarie Expressway.
Luka Rocco Magnotta was arrested at this Berlin cafe. (Google Street View)Other remains were retrieved from the garbage, and from the tiny bachelor apartment.
Montreal police believe Lin was killed sometime in the evening of May 24 or early May 25. A video that apparently captured some of the act was posted to an online gore site on May 25, and circulated across the internet for several days.
Montreal police said Magnotta left the city on an international flight on Saturday, May 26. According to the French newspaper Le Figaro, Magnotta arrived in France at Paris's Roissy airport the same day.
The city was rife with rumours about Magnotta sightings, placing him in the city's hip 17th district, at bars, hotels, and in a suburb.
Interpol issued a notice about Magnotta to 190 countries on Thursday.
Montreal police are calling it one of the largest manhunts in their history.
Tags: Luka Magnotta, murder, foot-in-mail disease, Interpol
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