Ager Hasan [right] is accused of fatally stabbing his ex Melinda Vasilije [left], in her Kitchner, Ontario home and fleeing Canada
A Canadian man accused of fatally stabbing his girlfriend and posting the details on Reddit was captured in Texas by Secret Service agents after several months on the run.
A warrant was issued for Ager Hasan after 22-year-old Melinda Vasilije was found dead in her Kitchener, Ontario home on April 28.
Hasan, 24, was arrested during a traffic stop in San Antonio on Tuesday, according to the Waterloo Regional Police Service. The Secret Service conducted the traffic stop in connection to an ongoing counterfeit currency probe.
Wanted person poster for Ager Hassan.
The arrest came two days after someone claiming to be Hasan posted on Instagram: “I’m coming home. It’s time to end the dark path I’ve been traveling and give people the closure they deserve.”
A post on Reddit a few days after Vasilije was killed included details about the slaying.
“Out of shock and fear I grab one (knife). I hit her with it, almost blindly. A few times,” read the online post, according to the Star. “I was confused, shocked and scared. I had no intentions of that happening. When I left I honestly thought she just passed out. Then I looked at the blood, and started freaking out and just ran.”
The person also wrote, according to the Star: “I honestly had no intentions of ever doing that to her, I was protecting myself.”
The post would later be removed from Reddit.Officers had exchanged emails with Hasan while he was on the run, according to authorities.
“With the number of social media posts that have been allegedly been provided by him, one of the difficulties we have as a law enforcement agency is dealing with legislation in relation to privacy and IP addresses,” Insp. Mike Haffner of the Waterloo Regional Police said Wednesday, according to Global News.
“Ultimately it causes significant delays in trying to locate individuals, gain information and more important located where Mr. Hasan was.”
Ager Hasan [left], and his alleged victim Melinda Vasilije [right], used to be in a relationship
In the message posted on Reddit, the person, [later identified as Hasan], says he didn’t mean to do it and apologizes to Vasilije’s family.
“I know it will not will be accepted but know I didn’t mean anything bad to happened that night when I went there. Rest in peace my beautiful. I hope you forgive me in the after life,” the post read.
The post says the pair had been in a relationship for more than a year. In April, they broke up and he arrived at her apartment. A fight broke out with two other men who were at the apartment.
Police have said Hasan was ordered not to enter Waterloo Region and to not make contact with Vasilije after he was charged with an alleged break-and-enter and two alleged assaults at her Country Hill Drive apartment on April 3.
In the Reddit post, the writer said he did not plan Vasilije’s death.
“I always have a passport in the car and decided to just get away for a few days before turning myself in or killing myself,” the post said.
Authorities say that Hasan crossed the border on April 28 in a vehicle with an Ontario license plate, according to Global News. He would later steal a vehicle with a Pennsylvania license plate from a Walmart parking lot, the news website reported. He had been last seen in Tennessee in May.
Hasan appeared in court on Wednesday in Texas and “will be held in custody until the determination is made for the extradition hearing,” Haffner told CBC News. He is charged with second-degree murder.