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Canadian murder suspect Magnotta arrested in Berlin internet cafe
BERLIN (AP) ' A 29-year-old Canadian porn actor accused of videotaping a killing and mailing body parts to the country's top political parties has been arrested in Germany, officials in both countries said.
Luka Rocco Magnotta was apprehended Monday in an internet cafe in Berlin after a person recognized him and alerted police, Berlin police spokeswoman Kerstin Ziesmer said.
Magnotta is wanted by Canadian authorities on first-degree murder and other charges. He is suspected of killing Jun Lin ' a 33-year-old Chinese university student he dated ' and mailing the victim's body parts to Canadian political parties.
A Canadian official, speaking on condition of anonymity, also confirmed the arrest.
"Officers arrested him on the site, he did not put up any resistance," Ziesmer said. "He says he is the wanted person," she added, while cautioning that his identity must still be independently confirmed by German authorities.
The suspect is now being questioned, and will be brought before a judge behind closed-doors who will read out the international arrest warrant later, she said.
Interpol has placed Magnotta, who was last believed to be in Paris, on the equivalent of its most-wanted list.
Canadian police suspect Magnotta filmed the killing. The video, posted online, shows a man stabbing another man with an ice pick while the victim lies naked and tied up. The first man later reveals he has slashed the other man's throat. He also dismembers the corpse and performs sexual acts with it.
Police said Magnotta's birth name is Eric Clinton Newman and that he is also known by the name Vladimir Romanov, and they described him as white and 5 feet 8 inches tall (1.78 meters) with blue eyes and black hair.
Rob Gillies contributed to this report from Toronto.