DEVELOPING: London police arrest WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange

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UPDATED 6:12 AM PT — Thursday, April 11, 2019

There is developing news out of London, where WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested. He was taken into custody Thursday from the Ecuadorian Embassy, where he has sought asylum for the past seven-years.

Authorities were invited into the building by the Ecuadorian ambassador after the government decided to revoke Assange’s asylum, following weeks of speculation.

According to a statement from Metropolitan Police, he was arrested for failing to surrender to the Westminster court back in 2012. He will remain in custody at the London police station until he’s taken to appear in court.

Police carry WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy in London after he was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police and taken into custody Thursday April 11, 2019. (@DailyDOOH/PA via AP)

WikiLeaks is now warning the move could allow the U.S. to extradite Assange to face charges from the Department of Justice.

However, the Ecuadorian president said the U.K. won’t send Assange to any country where he could face the death penalty.

Julian Assange gestures as he arrives at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London, after the WikiLeaks founder was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police and taken into custody Thursday April 11, 2019. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)

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