LONDON - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is wanted for arrest after breaking the terms of his bail when he attempted to seek asylum at the Ecuador embassy in Britain, CNN reports.
In 2010, London's Metropolitan Police arrested Assange because Swedish officials wanted to question him about allegations of rape and sexual molestation.
His bail conditions included staying at a supporter's home outside of London.
Police say they were notified Tuesday night that he violated that condition.
"He is now subject to arrest under the Bail Act for breach of these conditions," they said Wednesday morning.
It is unclear if Assange will be arrested since diplomatic protocol prevents authorities from entering foreign embassies.
Authorities and WikiLeaks said Tuesday that Assange was attempting to claim political asylum in Ecuador.
Since 2010, the Australian native has been fighting against deportation to Sweden for questioning about the accusations of sexual abuse. Two women claimed that Assange sexually assaulted them during a visit to Sweden connected to the WikiLeaks release of internal U.S. military documents.
"Julian Assange has requested political asylum and is under the protection of the Ecuadorian embassy in London," WikiLeaks wrote on its Twitter page.
The Ecuador embassy also released a statement on its official website. They said Assange arrived there Tuesday afternoon and will be allowed to stay at the embassy while his application is assessed.
"The decision to consider Mr. Assange's application for protective asylum should in no way be interpreted as the government of Ecuador interfering in the judicial processes of either the United Kingdom or Sweden," according to the embassy's statement.
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom dismissed an application filed by Assange's attorney. Assange was seeking to reopen his appeal against extradition.
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