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Italian fugitive arrested outside Scotland Yard

Scotland Yard says it has arrested an Italian fugitive across the street from the police force's London headquarters.

Police said that the 49-year-old Gianfranco Techegne was waiting in line at the Broadway Post Office Tuesday when he was arrested by detectives from Scotland Yard's extradition unit -- based in a building about 30 feet away.

Scotland Yard said that Techegne had been wanted by Italian since 1982 in connection with the armed robbery of a car rental agency in Naples in which a police officer was shot dead.

The arrest, although conveniently located, wasn't a coincidence. Italian authorities requested his extradition last month and police said Friday that they were "acting on intelligence."

Scotland Yard said Techegne remains in custody.