February 18, 2017 / 4:08 AM / in 9 months

Malaysian police arrest North Korean man in connection with Kim Jong Nam murder

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian police said on Saturday they had arrested a North Korean man in connection with the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

A newspaper vendor arranges newspapers showing front pages with images of Kim Jong Nam, at a news-stand outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia February 15, 2017. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

The man was identified as Ri Jong Chol, born in 1970. He was arrested on Friday night in Selangor state, the police said in a statement.

He is the fourth suspect to be arrested in the investigations surrounding the murder of Kim Jong Nam in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.

Reporting by Praveen Menon; Editing by Michael Perry

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