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Mark Marek Arrested After Allegedly Breaching Bail Conditions

07/26/2013 06:08 EDT | Updated 07/26/2013 06:51 EDT

A day after an arrest warrant was issued for a man who allegedly breached bail conditions, Edmonton police say he has been arrested.

Mark Marek, 38, faces charges over a grisly video at the centre of the Luka Magnotta murder case.

Homicide investigators received a tip Thursday from a member of the public, said police, who recognized Marek’s photo after watching a newscast.

Police converged on a Leduc storage facility, where Marek returned to. He was followed to a nearby gas station and arrested, said police in a statement.

Marek was originally charged with one count of corrupting morals for allegedly posting a video from Magnotta while knowing it depicted a real killing.

The video allegedly showed the killing and dismemberment of Chinese university student Jun Lin in Montreal.

Magnotta has pleaded not guilty to murder and is to stand trial in September 2014.

At Marek's bail hearing, the Crown opposed his release, pointing out he had no Edmonton address and had made it clear to police that he planned to go back to his native Slovakia. Police had said he had been living out of his car since he returned to the city.

The defence said Marek had planned to visit family in the eastern European country in September, but didn't intend to run away from his legal problems.

Marek told the judge that officers had already seized his passport.

He is scheduled to appear in front of a judge on Friday in relation to his bail.

With files from The Canadian Press

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