Crime & Justice

Police probe Danish submarine killer’s failed prison escape

Berlin, Oct 21 (efe-epa).- Police are investigating whether Danish submarine builder Peter Madsen had help escaping from the prison where he is serving a life sentence for the murder of journalist Kim Wall.

The convicted killer was caught and arrested shortly after he absconded from the prison west of Copenhagen.

Danish police are investigating whether he had acted alone as sources believe he “had to have some kind of help,” according to Nordic News website.

Madsen will now be remanded in custody for two weeks while his escape is investigated, the news site reported, quoting the Danish prosecutor’s office.

The 49-year-old managed to get out of the prison where he is serving his sentence and was found by police less than a kilometer from the entrance of the penitentiary.

Images of the incident showed the moment armed police stopped Madsen, who was seen sitting against a fence.

The incident triggered a huge police operation which was furthered by claims the escapee had a bomb strapped to his waist and had threatened to blow himself up.

Danish tabloid Ekstra Bladet reported he had left the prison after threatening the guards with an explosive device and later that a prison psychologist was involved in his escape.

His lawyers have told local media that he did not receive any help or threaten staff.

Madsen was convicted of Wall’s premeditated murder, sexual assault and desecration of her corpse.

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