Guatemala will seek to expel John McAfee from the country, after he crossed into the country to seek political asylum, Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla said.
Software company founder John McAfee has been arrested in Guatemala City for entering the country illegally.
Interior minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla said today McAfee was detained by police at a hotel in a wealthy neighbourhood.
Yesterday McAfee said he had formally requested asylum in Guatemala, claiming he is being persecuted in Belize, where he is wanted for questioning over the fatal shooting of a neighbour.
John McAfee, the anti-virus software company founder wanted over a Belize murder, has crossed into Guatemala to seek political asylum.Read the full story ›
A video has been posted on YouTube chronicling life 'on the run' with John McAfee.
Vice magazine has been filming with him over the past five days. The footage appears to show the founder of the anti-virus software company calling the authorities with fake tips on his whereabouts.
It also shows him approaching a security checkpoint.
Technology millionaire John McAfee is wanted for questioning by police in Belize who are trying to solve the murder of his neighbour Gregory Faull.
Mr Faull was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head on 11 November.
McAfee denies any involvement in the businessman's death.
Anti-virus software founder John McAfee has spoken about his fears of being questioned by police in Belize where he faces questioning over the murder of his neighbour.
McAfee was in hiding for three weeks before appearing in Guatemala on Tuesday.
He has said he is innocent and plans to seek asylum as he is being persecuted.
Software company founder John McAfee said he is "absolutely innocent" as he surfaced in Guatemala on Tuesday after going on the run from police in Belize investigating the murder of an American expat.
McAfee is wanted for questioning in connection with the killing of his neighbour Gregory Viant Faull, who was shot to death in early November.
He told the Associated Press:
I need a safe place where I can actually speak out. Now that I'm here I can speak freely. I can speak openly.
Belize does not have a good track record of providing safety when they ask to question you.
I felt much more secure crossing the border into a country that had laws that were backed by the justice system.
Millionaire software company founder John McAfee who is wanted for questioning by police in Belize who are trying to solve the murder of his neighbour, has crossed into Guatemala.
McAfee, 67, who made his fortune by building an anti-virus company that bears his name, has been called "a person of interest" in the investigation.
He has protested his innocence and has said he plans to ask for asylum, as he fears prosecution in Belize.
Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire said his "thoughts at this time are with friends and families of those affected" by an earthquake in Guatemala. The Foreign Office tweeted:
Reuters is reporting that the number of people killed in an earthquake in Guatemala now stands at 18. It's understood that most of the victims were killed by falling rubble from buildings in Guatemala City.