Investigators said on Tuesday that a 25-year-old man arrested in a rebellion against police managed to escape from a Brussels police station after smashing the toilet in his cell.
The facts took place on Monday night / Tuesday / at the Molenbeek municipal police station in Brussels, a few hours after this suspect was arrested in the Belgian capital at the request of the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Kortrijk (west).
Taking advantage of the absence of video surveillance in his cell, because “the camera was defective”, the suspect “unscrewed the toilet bowl from the wall” and escaped through “a hole the size of an A4 sheet”, an AFP spokesperson explained to the police district, confirming the press information.
Having found himself in a basement corridor, he likely went through a window to get into the street, and deceived the vigilant police on duty at the main door of the police station, according to the same source.
This man, already known to the Belgian justice for numerous crimes, and convicted several times, was arrested for not complying with the terms of release.
According to the Prosecutor’s Office in Kortri, in West Flanders, he is currently awaiting trial in a mutiny against the police case, for which he was due to be re-imprisoned.
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