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Czech police arrest Russian wanted by U.S. for hacking U.S. targets

Late Tuesday, police in Prague arrested a Russian citizen wanted by the United States on suspicions of hacking unspecified U.S. targets. The unidentified man was subject to an Interpol "red notice," and the FBI helped Czech police arrest him at a hotel. He had been traveling around the Czech Republic in a luxury car alongside his girlfriend, Czech police said, and he will be detained until the courts decide whether to extradite him to the U.S.

"The suspect was so surprised by the police action that he put up no resistance," Prague police said in a statement. "Immediately after the detention, the man exhibited signs of collapse and police had to provide first aid and, in the end, he was hospitalized." The Obama administration has accused Russia of state-sponsored cyber-meddling in the U.S. election.