BERLIN (AP) — A German man accused of forming an armed group to oppose government measures against the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021 has been arrested in Portugal, German prosecutors said Tuesday.
The 39-year-old man, whose name wasn't released, most recently lived in Bavaria and was charged in June, prosecutors in Koblenz said.
He is accused, along with two others, of forming a criminal organization and an armed group named “Paladin” in early 2021, which prosecutors said aimed to act against coronavirus measures.
The suspect's whereabouts had been unknown since at least June and he was arrested in Portugal last month, prosecutors said.
He is now in pre-extradition custody in Portugal, but it's not yet clear whether and when he will be transferred to Germany.
BERLIN, Associated Press
Portugal, Bavaria, Koblenz, Germany