BERLIN - A 29-year-old Canadian porn actor accused of videotaping a killing and mailing the victim’s body parts to the country’s top political parties was apprehended Monday in Berlin after an international manhunt, putting up no struggle while conceding to arresting officers: “You got me.’’
Luka Rocco Magnotta was picked up at an Internet cafe in Berlin after an employee ran outside and flagged down a passing police vehicle, police spokesman Guido Busch said.
The owner of the cafe said Magnotta had come in to read news reports about himself when one of his employees recognized him.
Busch said seven officers entered the cafe and confronted Magnotta. “He tried at first giving fake names but in the end he just said: ‘You got me,’ ’’ Busch said. “He didn’t resist.’’
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 Lin’s body parts to Canadian political parties.
Police suspect Magnotta filmed the slaying. The video, once 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.