Dessau-Roßlau (dpa/sa) - In Dessau-Roßlau, a prisoner's attempt to escape was foiled. The 22-year-old wanted to use a detention review appointment at the Dessau-Roßlau district court to escape on Thursday afternoon, as a spokesman for the Ministry of Justice in Magdeburg said. When leaving the vehicle that had brought him from Halle to Dessau, the prisoner tore himself free. A judicial officer followed and asked him. The 22-year-old put up fierce resistance.
According to the spokesman, the man has been convicted of several crimes, including robbery. However, the judgment is not yet final, the revision is ongoing. According to the information, the detention review date took place despite the attempted escape. The judge decided that the man must remain in custody.