16 Mar 2017 05:38 AM EST
According to report by AP, a court in eastern Poland has issued an arrest warrant for a Minnesota man suspected of involvement with a Nazi massacre, opening the way for Poland to seek his extradition from the United States. 98 year-old Michael Karkoc was previously identified as an ex-commander in an SS-led unit that burned Polish villages and killed civilians in World War II. A regional court in Lublin, Poland issued a warrant after concluding that there was "high probability" the suspect was guilty of committing the war crimes listed by prosecutors. It was not immediately clear when Poland's Justice Ministry would send the extradition motion to US justice authorities.