x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Canadian dismemberment suspect extradited back to Montreal

Man accused of slaying and dismembering a Chinese student arrives back in Montreal after being extradited from Germany.

MONTREAL // Porn actor Luka Rocco Magnotta, dubbed "the Canadian Psycho," landed late Monday at a Montreal airport after being extradited from Germany, police said.

He arrived on board a Canadian military plane. Magnotta is accused of slaying and dismembering a Chinese student in Montreal last month, before fleeing to Europe.

A convoy of police vehicles left Mirabel airport, the city's second air hub which doesn't usually handle passenger traffic, shortly after 7pm (2300 GMT). Police spokesman Ian Lafreniere didn't immediately say where Magnotta would be held.

Magnotta had been accompanied back to Canada by six Montreal police officers who are leading the inquiry into the killing and dismemberment of Chinese student Lin Jun.

Canada had called for Magnotta's extradition after he was arrested in a cybercafe in Berlin on June 4, after being on the run for 10 days.

Officials say Toronto-born Magnotta will face charges of first degree murder, committing indignities to a body, publishing and mailing obscene material and criminally harassing Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other members of parliament.

He faces life imprisonment if convicted.