Murder suspect from Korea arrested in NZ

A police officer turns traffic away as the Makawera river flows on the road between Invercargill and Wallacetown caused by torrential rain, Invercargill, New Zealand, Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Credit:NZPA / Dianne Manson
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A man who came into New Zealand after allegedly fleeing a murder charge in South Korea has been arrested.

He's been charged with an historic theft, police confirmed on Sunday night.

No extradition proceedings have been received; however, police say they're liaising with Korean authorities.

The 35-year-old man, a New Zealand resident, allegedly fled South Korea, where he is accused of murdering three family members, according to the Korean Herald.

"This matter is being treated as a priority," Detective Senior Sergeant Nadene Richmond said.

The man is due to appear in North Shore District Court on Monday.