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Germany nabs alleged Chile guerrilla group member

Updated Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 | 8:12 a.m.

BERLIN (AP) — A French woman suspected of being a member of a now-defunct left-wing guerrilla group in Chile has been arrested in Germany.

Marie Emmanuelle Verhoeven was captured while trying to board a flight from Hamburg to Dubai late Saturday.

A police statement says the 54-year-old has been wanted since 1996 on an international arrest warrant for murder, forming a terrorist organization and grievous bodily harm resulting in death.

Verhoeven allegedly was a member of the Manuel Rodriguez Patriotic Front set up in the 1980s to fight the 1973-90 dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet.

A German security official familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Monday that Verhoeven was traveling on a valid French passport.

He spoke on condition of anonymity as he wasn't authorized to publicly divulge the information.