Russia-US tensions: Czech police arrest Russian, suspected of cyber-attacks on US

14:59 Oct. 19, 2016

Czech police arrest Russian, suspected of cyber-attacks on US

A policeman stands guard in Prague (GettyImages Photo)

Court will decide whether to extradite the man 

Police in the Czech Republic have arrested a Russian national, suspected of carrying out cyber-attacks on American websites.

This is according to the official website of the law enforcement institution. 

The suspect, wanted by Interpol and the US FBI, was arrested in a hotel in Prague, where he had rented a room with his girlfriend, police said in a statement.

Read also: Russians under suspicion of penetrating state election systems

He was surprised by the sudden appearance of the officers and put up no resistance.

After the detention the man showed signs of collapse and was hospitalized.

According to the decision of the Prague city court, the suspect will remain in custody. Authorities will decide whether to extradite him to the United States or not.

Read also: Obama prepares ‘proportional' response to Russian hacker attacks

Earlier Washington said Russia was involved in hacker attacks against US targets, trying to interfere with the American Presidential election.

Moscow dismissed the accusations as ‘anti-Russian hysteria'.

Source: (in Czech)

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