Austrian police over the weekend arrested an Algerian asylum seeker who is suspected of having committed a murder in his home country.
On Saturday morning, two Algerian citizens, aged 23 and 26, were stopped by police for a routine inspection as they walked on the Pyhrn motorway in Leibnitz. Suspicions were raised when the two men failed to present any form of identification but mentioned that they had applied for asylum through the local government, regional news outlet Mein Viertel reports.
After establishing the identities of both men, it turned out the one them had an international arrest warrant for murder in Algeria. Police, after consulting with the local prosecutor, promptly arrested the 26-year-old Algerian asylum seeker and transferred him to Jakomini Prison in Graz.