Employee Kadir Anlayisli (L), who firstly recognized the suspected Canadian killer and called police to arrest him, is seen in front of the internet cafe in Berlin, Germany, June 4, 2012. The 29-year-old internationally sought-after suspected killer who is believed to have killed a Chinese student in Montreal, Canada, has been arrested by German police in Berlin, local media reported on Monday. Photo: Xinhua
A 29-year-old Canadian porn actor accused of killing a Chinese student and mailing body parts to the country's top political parties has been arrested in Germany, officials in both countries said.
Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, was apprehended Monday in an Internet cafe in Berlin after a person recognized him and alerted police, Berlin police spokeswoman Kerstin Ziesmer said, AP reported.
The porn actor and stripper became the target of a global police manhunt after he allegedly murdered Lin Jun, a 33-year-old Chinese student at Concordia University in Montreal.
"Officers arrested him on the site, he did not put up any resistance," Ziesmer said. "He says he is the wanted person."
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.
The murderer faces charges of threatening the Canadian prime minister, first-degree murder, defiling a corpse and using the mail system for delivering "obscene, indecent, immoral or scurrilous" material.
Lin was allegedly killed with an ice pick before being dismembered and cannibalized by Magnotta, who had been on the run since the killing that occurred between the evening of May 24 and morning of May 25.
He initially fled to Paris, according to police.
Canadian police suspect Magnotta filmed the killing and posted it on the Internet.
The Chinese embassy in Canada has urged the Canadian government and police to take effective measures ensuring safety of Chinese nationals in Canada, a foreign ministry spokesman said Monday.
Spokesman Liu Weimin said at a press conference that the ministry will offer assistance and convenience for Lin's family in their visit to Canada and the handling of the incident's aftermath.
Chinese Web users and media have been talking about the victim over the past few days.
Lin studied electronic engineering at Wuhan University, worked in Beijing for several years before going to Canada for further study, and bought a house in Beijing, according to information posted by Web users.
Zhang Chaoyi, a friend of Lin, described him as "a very polite, nice person with a lot of friends and admirers, and who never picked a fight with anyone."
Speculation that Lin was Magnotta's gay lover is not true, Zhang said.
"He couldn't have been in a relationship or living together as a lover with Magnotta, since all his stuff was found in his apartment in Canada after he was killed," he said, adding that Lin was in a relationship and "his boyfriend is on his way to Canada."
"He might have been tricked and abducted by the murderer," Zhang added.
A Weibo user nicknamed Lixiaohou, who claims to be with the University of Montreal and had known Lin, said that Lin was just "dropping by Magnotta's apartment for a drink after work."
Lin's parents arrived in Wuhan Sunday to collect their passports.
According to the Wuhan-based Changjiang Daily, the Wuhan exit and entry administration offered his parents special access so that they could get their passports in two days.
An administration officer told the paper Lin's parents were sad but remained calm during the whole process.
Many Web users also called on a boycott against the spreading of the video featuring the brutal process allegedly shot by Magnotta and related pictures to show due respect to the deceased.
Meanwhile, the Chinese embassy in Canada has cautioned Chinese nationals, students and employees of Chinese enterprises to raise their self-protection awareness and enhance safeguards.
They are also reminded to contact the embassy for assistance when they encounter similar situations.