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Court orders man wanted for murder in Austria to be handed over

A Budapest court on Thursday ordered a Turkish national facing murder charges to be handed over to the Austrian authorities.

According to charges backed by a European arrest warrant, a person died after the male suspect fired three shots at his black BMW car in the car park of a shopping centre in Wiener Neustadt on the night on Sept. 24.

When the suspect tried to cross the Hungarian border at Roszke, border guards seized a Walther pistol loaded with two rounds and further 35 rounds of ammunition.

The Turkish suspect had no permit to own a firearm or to transport it through Hungarian territory, the court said in a statement.

The Hungarian authorities launched proceedings against the man whose arrest was ordered by the Szeged County court on Sept. 26.

Today the Municipal Court ordered the suspect’s simplified extradition in a binding ruling.

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