A suspect in the Dubai assassination of Hamas official Mahmoud al-Mabhouh has been arrested in Canada, a newspaper in the United Arab Emirates reported Tuesday.
The Al-Itihad daily quoted the head of the Dubai police force, Dahi Khalfan Tamim, as saying that the detainee is connected to another main suspect, who was caught on surveillance footage with al- Mabhouh inside an elevator.
A week earlier, Tamim - who is in charge of the investigation into the January murder - had announced that the suspect was arrested in a "Western" state, without naming the country.
Dubai authorities have used closed-circuit television footage to identify suspects in the killing. They say the assassination was most probably carried out by a large hit squad from Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency.
The murder of the Hamas official sparked international outrage, as citizens from several nations - including Germany, Ireland and France - had their identities stolen by the perpetrators, who traveled to the UAE to carry out the murder.
In June, suspected Israeli intelligence agent Uri Brodsky was arrested in the Polish capital Warsaw on a German arrest warrant for alleged involvement in passport fraud in relation to the case.
Brodsky, the first individual arrested in connection with the killing, was extradited to Germany and released on bail in August.
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