Israeli police Sunday arrested a young soldier wanted by Toronto police in the beating death of a teen-age boy, the Justice Ministry said.
Toronto police said they will travel to Israel as soon as an extradition order is issued by Canadian authorities for Daniel Weiz, 19, an Israeli army soldier.
Weiz was arrested after a Canadian request to apprehend him, Justice Ministry spokeswoman Dafna Barnai said.
According to Toronto police, Weiz fled to Israel after the beating death of Dimitri Baranovski, 15, in November. Weiz is being held in Jerusalem and is to appear in court Tuesday, Barnai said.