Julian Assange address the press at the Embassy of Ecuador in London where he has sought refuge. 05.02.2016 (Newscom TagID: ptsphotoshottwo914956.jpg) [Photo via Newscom]

Julian Assange, the 47-year-old WikiLeaks founder, has been arrested in London.

London’s Metropolitan Police confirmed Assange’s arrest on Twitter on Thursday morning.

Scotland Yard said it was invited into the embassy by the ambassador, following the Ecuadorian government’s withdrawal of asylum.

Assange had been living in the Ecuadorian Embassy in central London in 2012 while wanted for questioning over sexual assault allegations in Sweden.

Assange maintained his innocence and claimed the charges were nothing more than an attempt to extradite him to the United States

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