An actor who played a detective and a monk on Chinese television has been arrested after 13 years on the run from charges of attacking a police officer, state media said on Thursday.
Ji Siguang, who performed under an alias, was accused of involvement in the assault on a police officer in 1998 in the northeastern city of Qiqihar, the China Daily said.
He was arrested after an anonymous tip-off on December 8 in east China's Zhejiang province, where he played a monk in a television drama.
He had reportedly featured in more than 30 shows shot at Zhejiang Hengdian World Studios, where many of China's biggest TV shows are produced -- all under the false name Zhang Guofeng.
Police escorted Ji back to Qiqihar for questioning and he confessed that he had always been scared he would be identified, the newspaper said.
His trial date has not been set. (AFP)