Fugitive porn star arrested in internet café Googling himself

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Interpol had notified authorities in 190 countries to be on the lookout for Luka Magnotta

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A group of police officers in training arrested at a Berlin internet café yesterday the man suspected of murdering and dismembering a student and mailing body parts to the offices of Canadian political parties. Luka Magnotta had been reading articles about himself online when the officers swooped in on him.

The search for Magnotta (29) sparked an international search, with Interpol even issuing an alert on its website. He now faces extradition back to Canada.

Magnotta had been wanted in the killing of Jun Lin, a student from China studying at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

“You got me,” The Toronto Star newspaper reported Magnotta as having said to the arresting officers after reportedly giving them false names.

Magnotta had apparently been in Berlin, Germany, for days. He’d been a fugitive since 26 May, when he flew to Paris.

When he walked into the Helin Internet Spatkauf internet café in Berlin yesterday, employee Kadir Anlayisli said he thought right away, “this is the guy they’re looking for”, The Toronto Star reported.

Magnotta used a computer for about an hour, checking out coverage about himself, while Anlayisli opted to flag down a passing police car instead of calling police for fear he’d make a mistake. He managed to flag down a van carrying young officers, who "looked at me like I was joking,” Anlayisli said of when he told the officers Magnotta may be at a computer terminal.

The arrest took only a few minutes.

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Tina held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto

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