John MacAfee, the software guru who went on the run last month after Belize police tried questioning him about the shooting of a neighbor, was arrested in Guatemala Wednesday.
Earlier Wednesday, McAfee said he had formally requested asylum in Guatemala, claiming he is the victim of persecution in neighboring Belize where officials have said he is a person of interest in the killing of a fellow ex-pat.
McAfee was taken late Wednesday to an old, three-story building used to house migrants who enter Guatemala illegally.
The 67-year-old went on the run from Belize last month after officials tried to question him about the fatal shooting of a neighbor. McAfee had engaged in a series of clashes with neighbors and authorities over allegations he kept aggressive dogs, illegal weapons and drug paraphernalia in his beachfront home on a Belize island. McAfee has denied any wrongdoing and said he was being persecuted for refusing to donate to local politicians.