A 27-year-old French citizen was reportedly detained at the exit at the Záhony road border crossing point at 8:05 pm on March 22, 2022. According to the French news agency AFP, the man was detained in connection with the murder of former Argentine rugby star, Federico Martin Aramburu.
The Paris prosecutor’s office has confirmed the information, Telexreports. Later, when asked by Telex, the Hungarian National Police Headquarters also confirmed the incident.
#UPDATE A man suspected of shooting dead former star Argentine rugby player Federico Martin Aramburu in Paris over the weekend was arrested in Hungary overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday, French prosecutors said pic.twitter.com/7OV3XErmoF
The man told police he had a military background and was traveling to Ukraine to fight. The police seized three knives from the man’s car, which led to the initiation of proceedings against him for the offense of misuse of an instrument particularly dangerous to public safety.
Police said they will continue to contact the French authorities who issued the wanted notice.