Accused body parts killer Luka Rocco Magnotta arrested
Police in Germany confirm to Newstalk 610 CKTB that body parts killer Luka Rocco Magnotta is in custody
Magnotta was spotted at an internet cafe by someone who recognized him from news reports online. That person called police. The responding officer confronted Magnotta, confirmed his identity, and took him in to custody without incident.
The 29-year-old Montreal man has been on the run since allegedly murdering and dismembering 33-year-old Jun Lin, a Concordia University student. Magnotta recorded the killing and posted a video of it online.
Magnotta fled to France after the killing. Police in that country say Magnotta took a bus to Germany late last week, although Berlin police tell CKTB News, they weren't actively searching for the suspect, despite being added to Interpol's wanted persons list last week.
Berlin police spokesperon Stefan Redlich says they are in touch with Canadian officials, hammering out extradition details. In the meantime, Magnotta is expected to appear before a judge in Germany later today but most likely tomorrow morning.
Last Tuesday, a janitor discovered a torso stuffed inside a suitcase in a pile of trash behind Magnotta's Montreal apartment building. That same day, a foot was delivered by Canada Post to Conservative Party headquarters in Ottawa. A hand, destined for Liberal Party offices was laster found at a Canada Post warehouse.
Police identified Magnotta as the person believed responsible for the murder and the mailing of the body parts, sparking an international manhunt. The remains were determined to be that of Jun Lin, a Chinese man who was in Montreal studying engineering at Montreal's Concordia University.
Magnotta is facing a number of charges, including first degree murder.
AUDIO: CKTB News Director Tim Parent speaks with Berlin Police about the arrest of Luka Magnotta