Luka Rocco Magnotta Caught in Berlin, Surfing the Web for Himself
The six-day international manhunt for Luka Rocco Magnotta has finally ended with his arrest in Berlin.
The accused murderer was spotted when he entered an internet café in the Neukolin district of Berlin. Magnotta, 29, (born Eric Clinton Newman) was surfing the web, reading stories about himself when police descended upon the café.
An employee of the café, Kadir Anlayisli, recognized the suspect right away. “He was wearing sunglasses for a while, but I was sure that he was the wanted man,” said Anlayisli. The employee flagged down a police car on the street and backup arrived shortly thereafter.
The ‘Canadian Psycho’ surrendered meekly. “Okay, you’ve got me,” Magnotta told police.
“He gave up without resistance” around 1:30 p.m. at the Helin Tele-und Internet café, stated Berlin Police spokesperson Thomas Neuendorf.
Montreal police spokesperson Ian Lafreniere commented on how Magnotta’s narcissism was his undoing. “We knew and always said that he used the web to glorify himself. It was also the web that led to his arrest.”
Magnotta will be extradited to Canada and face his charges: murdering and dismembering Montreal student, Jun Lin, 33. He faces other charges that will need further investigation.
“Our focus was to arrest him,” said Lafreniere. “Now it’s done.”