Colonel Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam has been captured, officials from Libya’s interim government have said.
Saif al-Islam was arrested near the town of Obari in the south of the country, the officials said.
The former leader’s son is the last key member of the Gaddafi family to be captured or killed.
Saif al-Islam is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity during the uprising against his father.
The National Transitional Council’s justice minister Mohammed al-Allagui said Saif al-Islam had been detained along with a number of bodyguards, Reuters news agency reported.
Officials said Saif al-Islam was being taken to the city of Zintan in the north of the country.
Gaddafi’s son was in good health, the justice minister is reported to have said.
A commander of the Zintan brigades, allied to the NTC, told a news conference that Saif al-Islam was captured as aides were trying to smuggle him out to neighbouring Niger, the Associated Press news agency reported.
The former leader’s son has been on the run since NTC forces took the capital, Tripoli, in August.