US Citizen Wanted for Murder Caught Trying to Illegally Enter Hungary Via Rail Bridge

  • 22 Nov 2023 6:21 AM
  • Hungary Matters
US Citizen Wanted for Murder Caught Trying to Illegally Enter Hungary Via Rail Bridge
Border police officers have detained an American man wanted for murder on three counts on an international warrant, at the Záhony border crossing with Ukraine, the police headquarters of Szabolcs-Szatmár County said on

The 21-year-old man sought to illegally enter Hungary by crossing the Tisza rail bridge in the evening on Nov. 16, the portal said. He identified himself as a national of Puerto Rico but could not present identification documents or valid documents for staying on Hungarian territory.

A procedure conducted by the Záhony border police directorate identified the man as a US citizen who was listed by Swiss authorities on a European and an international warrant wanted for murder on three counts.

The police have taken the man into custody and contacted the Swiss authorities, the website said.

Meanwhile, Orbán Takes a Trip to Switzerland

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is paying an official visit to Switzerland, and his agenda includes talks with the country’s leaders in Bern on Tuesday and a keynote political speech in Zurich on Wednesday, the prime minister’s press chief said in a statement.

Orbán met Swiss Federal President Alain Berset and Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis, and his delegation includes János Bóka, minister for European Union affairs, Márton Nagy, minister of economic development, and Balázs Orbán, the prime minister’s political director.

In Zurich, Orbán will address the 90th anniversary celebration of Swiss conservative weekly Weltwoche, and a panel discussion afterwards will include contributions by Swiss People’s Party MEP Roger Koppel.

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