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Danish submarine killer Madsen caught in prison escape

October 21, 2020 By 0 Comments

Danish submarine builder Peter Madsen, who murdered the Swedish journalist Kim Wall, has been caught after trying to escape from jail.

Pictures from the scene showed armed police surrounding him near the prison west of Copenhagen.

Police said Madsen had got out after threatening a prison employee and was arrested nearby a few minutes later.

He was jailed for life for the 2017 murder of Kim Wall, who had boarded his homemade submarine for an interview.

Her mutilated body was discovered on a beach by a passer-by 11 days later.

News of Madsen’s escape was confirmed when a video emerged showing the convicted killer propped up against a fence with a belt around his waist, on a residential street close to the jail in Albertslund.

Madsen clearly had an object around his waist and armed police waited at a distance for bomb disposal specialists to arrive before he was taken into custody.

Madsen’s claim that the journalist’s death on board his submarine in 2017 was an accident was rejected at his trial. He later admitted to a journalist that he was to blame.

Kim Wall was a freelance journalist who reported around the world, from North Korea to Uganda, for a variety of quality publications.


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