Police in Serbia have arrested a man suspected of being former Serbian military commander Ratko Mladic, the highest-ranking war crimes suspect still at large from the Balkan wars of the 1990s, Serbia's B92 radio reported Thursday.
Police are doing DNA tests on the man to determine if he is Mladic, the radio station reported, citing a leading Croatian newspaper. The radio station said it "contacted the police, but was told only that an indentity check and DNA analysis were 'ongoing.'"
CNN has not confirmed the report, but Serbian President Boris Tadic's office announced a surprise press conference for Thursday afternoon, shortly after the reports first appeared.
Mladic is wanted on charges of genocide, extermination and murder, among other charges, by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
The tribunal accuses him of "direct involvement in the genocide committed after the fall of Srebrenica in July 1995," and the killing of "close to 8,000 men and boys following the fall of this enclave."
The massacre of the Muslim men and boys is thought to be the largest individual slaughter in Europe since the end of World War II.
Mladic has been on the run since the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina ended in 1995.
His former boss, Radovan Karadzic, was arrested in July 2008 and is now on trial in The Hague.
Slobodan Milosevic, who was president of Yugoslavia during the conflict, was toppled in 2000 and put on trial at The Hague. He died in jail before the trial came to an end.FULL STORY