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Greek police arrest convicted terrorist Christodoulos Xiros, who disappeared while on furlough

  • This photo undated provided on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, by the Greek police shows convicted terrorist Christodoulos Xiros after his arrest Saturday in a town just outside the capital, Athens. One of Greece's most-wanted fugitives, Xiros was captured Saturday, nearly a year after he failed to return to prison while on a furlough. Xiros is serving six life terms, plus 25-years, for his role as a member of terrorist group 17 November.(AP Photo/Hellenic Police)

    This photo undated provided on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, by the Greek police shows convicted terrorist Christodoulos Xiros after his arrest Saturday in a town just outside the capital, Athens. One of Greece's most-wanted fugitives, Xiros was captured Saturday, nearly a year after he failed to return to prison while on a furlough. Xiros is serving six life terms, plus 25-years, for his role as a member of terrorist group 17 November.(AP Photo/Hellenic Police)  (The Associated Press)

  • This photo undated provided on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, by the Greek police shows convicted terrorist Christodoulos Xiros after his arrest in a town just outside the capital, Athens. One of Greece's most-wanted fugitives, Xiros was captured Saturday, nearly a year after he failed to return to prison while on a furlough. Xiros is serving six life terms, plus 25-years, for his role as a member of terrorist group 17 November.(AP Photo/Hellenic Police)

    This photo undated provided on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, by the Greek police shows convicted terrorist Christodoulos Xiros after his arrest in a town just outside the capital, Athens. One of Greece's most-wanted fugitives, Xiros was captured Saturday, nearly a year after he failed to return to prison while on a furlough. Xiros is serving six life terms, plus 25-years, for his role as a member of terrorist group 17 November.(AP Photo/Hellenic Police)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Friday March 7, 2003 file photo, Christodoulos Xiros sits inside a courtroom at Athens' Korydallos maximum security prison. Greek police have announced they arrested convicted terrorist Christodoulos Xiros early Saturday Jan. 3, 2014, who had failed to return to prison while on a furlough almost a year ago. The 56-year-old Xiros was serving six life terms for his part as a member of terrorist group November 17, which killed 23 people, including Greek politicians, businessmen and British, American and Turkish diplomats and military officials, from 1975 to 2000. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)

    FILE - In this Friday March 7, 2003 file photo, Christodoulos Xiros sits inside a courtroom at Athens' Korydallos maximum security prison. Greek police have announced they arrested convicted terrorist Christodoulos Xiros early Saturday Jan. 3, 2014, who had failed to return to prison while on a furlough almost a year ago. The 56-year-old Xiros was serving six life terms for his part as a member of terrorist group November 17, which killed 23 people, including Greek politicians, businessmen and British, American and Turkish diplomats and military officials, from 1975 to 2000. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)  (The Associated Press)

Greek police say they have arrested convicted terrorist Christodoulos Xiros, who had failed to return to prison while on a furlough almost a year ago.

Xiros was arrested in the suburb of Anavyssos, southeast of Athens, early Saturday afternoon.

The 56-year-old Xiros was serving six life terms for his role in terrorist group November 17, which killed 23 people, including Greek politicians, businessmen and British, American and Turkish diplomats and military officials, from 1975 to 2000.

Xiros had vanished while on furlough on Jan. 7, 2014. Weeks later, he had released a video criticizing the handling of Greece's financial crisis, threatening politicians and journalists and vowing further attacks.