Emerging reports indicated Switzerland would extradite Polanski to the US. Polanski who now lives in Paris -- fled America more than 30 years ago after pleading guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl.
Reports said Polanski who was in the country to attend the Zurich film festival-- is being questioned by the Swiss authorities.
Security officers, said a report in Telegraph, took him to custody after raiding the hotel he was staying in
Polanksi was awarded the 2002-03 best director Oscar for The Pianist.