Man escapes Brussels prison cell through hole behind toilet

Man escapes Brussels prison cell through hole behind toilet
Credit: Belga.

A 26 year-old male has managed to escape from a Brussels police cell through a hole behind his toilet, according to West Flanders' Public Prosecutor's Office.

The assailant fled overnight from Monday to Tuesday, having been known to the law for a myriad of offences, including aggression of a police officer and various drug violations.

He had been wanted by West Flanders police for failing to comply with his previously imposed restrictions and he was located in Brussels, since which he had been incarcerated in a police cell.

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"But before we could transfer him, he broke the toilet in his cell and escaped via a little hole in the wall behind it," West Flanders Public Prosecutor Tom Janssens told Belga News Agency.

"Then he ended up in a corridor on level -1, where he was able to escape through a window," he added.

The camera in his camera cell was defective at the time of the incident.


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