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Belgium detainee rips out toilet, escapes from jail

/ 03:21 PM August 03, 2022
Belgium detainee rips out toilet, escapes from jail

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BRUSSELS — A 25-year-old man has escaped a detention cell in Belgium’s capital by breaking its toilet and wriggling out through a hole in the wall, the police said Tuesday.

The man fled the police station in Brussels’ Molenbeek neighborhood in the night of Monday to Tuesday, just a few hours after his arrest, it said.

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Making the best of a “faulty” security camera, the young man “unhooked the toilet from the wall” and slipped out “through a hole no larger than an A4 sheet of paper”, a police spokesman told AFP.

He appears to have dropped down into an underground corridor and then climbed out of a window onto the street, he said.

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The escapee, who holds several previous convictions, had been detained on Monday for violating the terms of his parole in an ongoing case over failing to comply with police orders, a spokesman for the prosecution in the Flemish city of Courtrai said.

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