The story has been shared hundreds of thousands of times on social media, buts its not true.
The street artist known as Banksy has not been apprehended by authorities as reported.
The report started from a site well known for writing parody and false stories, but this didn’t prevent it from going viral as fact. In the initial hoax, the article claimed that the capture of Banksy had been confirmed by the BBC, London police and other verifiable sources. The piece also said that that Banksy’s real name is Paul Horner. All of those entities have denied the validity of the piece, according to the ibtimes.co.uk.
In the past years, there have been a number of reports that the infamous Banksy had been captured. They have all been wrong.