The terror suspect who escaped from a prison in London on Wednesday by tethering himself underneath a delivery van was apprehended on Saturday around 11:00 AM in the British capital. More than 150 officers had been searching for him for several days.
Former soldier Daniel Abed Khalife was arrested in the western district of Greenford, not far from the prison. Overnight from Friday to Saturday, the police received reports from members of the public who claimed to have seen the man.
Citizens were advised to immediately contact emergency services if they spotted the man but not to approach him, although he was not considered an immediate threat.
A reward of £20,000 (over €23,000) had been offered for the tip that led to the arrest. It is not immediately clear if the reward money will be paid out.
The 21-year-old Khalife was in prison on suspicion of gathering information for Iran. It is unclear how strong his connection to Iran is and whether he actually transmitted sensitive information. He is also accused of planting fake bombs at a military base.