Police this morning arrested 47 year old Franz Golben at his home in the town of Wilten in the west of Austria.
The officer in charge of the dawn raid said: 'We received reports from Herr Golben's neighbours that he had been acting suspiciously normally. He went shopping during the day, was friendly towards everyone, didn't board up his windows and there was no sign that he had ever had any building work done on his cellar. All of this made Herr Golben stand out as an oddity in Austria.
'We expect every Austrian man to have murdered the rest of his family, or kept them in a cellar for years, or to be the head of a fascist army with an overwhelming desire to invade other countries and pick on ethnic minorities.
'So we want to know what Herr Golben is up to. He's definitely hiding something...'