Canadian ‘psycho killer’ pornstar caught in Berlin internet cafe
Washington, June 5 : A Canadian pornstar, who allegedly videotaped the murder of his lover and mailed his body parts, was arrested in a Berlin Internet cafe.
Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, was wanted by Canadian authorities for first-degree murder and other charges.
He has been the focus of an international manhunt for the murder of his Chinese boyfriend, who he allegedly killed on videotape before posting the video online and mailing parts of Lin's body to Canadian government offices.
Kadir Anlyisli, a Turkish employee at Helin Internet Caffe in Berlin, said that a foreign looking man came into the cafe at around 12:30 pm Anlyisli gave the man, now identified as Magnotta, a username and password for a computer, but watched him carefully.
Anlyisli, 42, thought the man resembled the fugitive Magnotta, so as Magnotta perused YouTube, Anlyisli flipped through a newspaper to find a story and photo about the manhunt for Magnotta in order to confirm his suspicions.
When Anlyisli saw a police car passing by, he rushed to stop them and said, "I think there is a guy you are looking for inside the cafe."
Police entered and asked the man for his passport.
"At first, he tried to tell several different names, but at last he said, `Okay, you got me'," Berlin Police spokesman Thomas Neuendors told ABC News.
Anlyisli recalled Magnotta saying, "I am the one" when he finally conceded his identity.
Authorities had an arrest warrant for Magnotta and he was taken to prison at around 2 pm. He is expected to make his first court appearance Tuesday, Neuendors said.
The Montreal Police Department said in a statement that they received confirmation via Interpol of Magnotta's arrest this afternoon.
Magnotta was the subject of an Interpol "red notice" and on Sunday Interpol posted three photos of a man passing through security at an unidentified airport. In the photos, a man who appeared to be Magnotta was circled in red. The photos were removed from the website later in the day without explanation.
The victim was Chinese student Jun Lin, 33, who had been studying in Montreal since last July. He was last seen on May 24 and was reported missing to the Chinese consulate on May 29, according to the Montreal Police Department.
On the same day, a human foot was discovered by a receptionist who received a blood-soaked package at the Ottawa headquarters of the Conservative Party of Canada. A second package containing a hand was seized at a post office in Ottawa later in the day.
Meanwhile, a janitor in Montreal found a male torso in a suitcase behind a apartment building in the Cote-des-Neiges neighborhood.
Magnotta was a resident of that building and Montreal police said that he was in a romantic relationship with Lin. (ANI)