A Canadian man who was on the run for months after authorities found his girlfriend murdered, was captured in Texas by Secret Service agents on Tuesday.
Ager Hasan, 24, was arrested during an unrelated traffic stop being conducted for a counterfeit currency probe in San Antonio. Canadian authorities placed a warrant out for Hasan’s arrest on April 28, after they found his girlfriend, Melinda Vasilije, 22, dead in her Kitchener, Ontario, home.
Hasan reportedly posted an eerie message on Reddit a few days after Vasilije died, indicating that he hit and stabbed her with a knife. The post has since been removed.
Wanted Canadian man Ager Hasan admits 'stabbing to girlfriend Melinda Vasilije to death in shocking REDDIT post' https://t.co/YKsH8MU1e3
— David I.W. (@davwain1) July 12, 2017
“Out of shock and fear I grab one (knife). I hit her with it, almost blindly. A few times—I was confused, shocked and scared. I had no intentions of that happening. When I left I honestly thought she just passed out. Then I looked at the blood, and started freaking out and just ran…..I honestly had no intentions of ever doing that to her, I was protecting myself.”
Allegedly, the fight started after Hasan ended his year-long relationship with Vasilije on April 22. He claimed that he “cuddled” with her for a while, but when he got up to leave, Vasilije became irate and charged after him with a knife.
“Almost out of nowhere she grabs a knife by the sink. She comes at me in full force, aiming towards my face. I tell her to stop. She doesn’t. I’m sorry, to everyone. Especially Melinda’s family…I hope you forgive me in the afterlife.”
Hasan reportedly crossed the Canadian border into the U.S. at some point on April 28. He’s been evading officers ever since, even though he allegedly exchanged emails with them. According to Insp. Mike Haffner of the Waterloo Regional Police, authorities were having difficulties with IP address privacy laws.
“With the number of social media posts that have been allegedly been provided by him, one of the difficulties we have as a law enforcement agency is dealing with legislation in relation to privacy and IP addresses. Ultimately it causes significant delays in trying to locate individuals, gain information and more important located where Mr. Hasan was.”
Earlier this week, someone claiming to be Hasan posted on Instagram, claiming to be on his way back home.
“I’m coming home. It’s time to end the dark path I’ve been traveling and give people the closure they deserve.”
Hasan is being held in a Texas jail until extradition proceedings are complete.
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