Odense, Denmark – A Danish inventor accused of killing a journalist aboard his home-built submarine in Copenhagen escaped from jail on Tuesday, local news agencies reported, but were arrested by police.
The inventor, Peter Matson, is said to have escaped from the Hurstedwester prison near Copenhagen, but was soon arrested in Albertsland on the western outskirts of the city. Photos and videos Posted by Extra Platted, a local news agency. Matson appeared to be surrounded by police officers on the side of the road. According to media reports, there may have been a “belt-like” object around his waist.
Police said on Twitter that they were responding to an incident in Albertsland that “a man has been arrested after attempting to escape”, but Mr. Matson is not named. Shortly afterwards, police said the man was removed from the scene. State broadcaster D.R. The escaped prisoner, Mr. Matson said police have confirmed that.
Police said investigators were at the scene and the area was cordoned off. Kirsten Schliching, 78, who lives and works near the prison, spoke with national news network TV2, and officials said Mr. Heavy police presence was described when they tried to arrest Matson.
“The only thing I worry about is that it’s nearby, but I don’t know if there are students there,” Ms Schliching said. “It simply came to our notice then. Lots of police are watching. ”
Mr. Matson was convicted in 2018 of murdering journalist Kim Wall and the equivalent of a murder sentence – a premeditated murder. Life sentence. Life imprisonment is rare in Denmark, even in murder cases, but Ms. Wall’s tragic death has frightened the nation, and the brutality of the crime has left Mr. Caused Matson’s trial Something very meticulously observed In Scandinavian history.
Mrs. Wall, 30, mr. Matson went missing in August 2017 after meeting him for an interview on his home-made submarine. His body was later found mutilated, Mr. Matson was soon arrested and charged with murder.
Mr. Matson initially made a series of changes about where Mrs. Wall was Agrees to dismember his body And throwing body parts into the ship. But he refused to kill her.