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Vancouver police say an Ontario man wanted for sex offences in the Toronto area has been arrested.

Const. Jason Doucette says 36-year-old Marcel Lawson, who also uses the name Marc, is in custody after being arrested late Wednesday in downtown Vancouver.

Doucette says a member of the public recognized Lawson, who has several distinctive tattoos, including the word “Mathu” on his forearm.

Vancouver police issued a warning Tuesday advising residents to call 911 if he was spotted.

Lawson was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for breaching a long-term supervision order related to convictions for sexual assault and sexual interference.

When he disappeared, Ontario Provincial Police said Lawson was known to visit the cities of Saskatoon and Vancouver.

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