The International Business Times reports that it appeared as though Sollecito was attempting to depart the country as he was detained by police near Udine, located about 18 miles from Italy's border with Austria.
His passport was confiscated by authorities who also informed him he was not to leave Italy, according to IBT.
On Jan. 30, 2014, the court sentenced Knox to 28 ½ years behind bars for the crime, while Sollecito was sentenced to 25.
Knox was convicted in Dec. 2009 of the 2007 killing of Meredith, 21, with whom she shared a cottage in Italy. The American student was initially sentenced to 26 years behind bars in an Italian prison.
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