20 October 2020 12:49
A murderer who killed a journalist on a homemade submarine has attempted to escape prison. Armed police are on the scene and a road has been blocked off after Peter Madsen made a break for freedom from Herstedvester Prison. Unconfirmed reports from Expressen and Aftonbladet claim that the inventor fled by warning prison officers that he had a bomb and by taking a hostage. After a lengthy stand-off about 500m from the prison Madsen was detained in Albertslund, Denmark. Madsen was seen sitting against the wall with some kind of belt around his stomach guarded by snipers after making it roughly 500m from the prison.
He remained in that position, with guns trained at him, at 1.00pm local time. Although it is not clear how he would have gathered the necessary ingredients to make a bomb, it is likely Madsen has the technical know-how to make an explosive. Journalist Kristian Linnemann, who has spent hours interviewing the murderer, told BT: "He knows what to use to build a bomb. "Peter Madsen knows everything about chemistry and technology, so if he has the right ingredients, he will easily be able to build a bomb, but I doubt he has." Forensic psychologist Henrik Day Poulsen added: "We are dealing with a man who has committed one of the most bestial murders in Danish history, and precisely because he can use his talent for something dangerous, it is very worrying that people do not take better care of him." Witnesses on the ground reported that bomb experts were slowly making their way towards them shortly before 1pm local time. Police are expected to make a statement later today.
Two weeks later Kim's headless torso was found on a nearby beach. Police claim the submarine sank due to a deliberate act. At his original trial he claimed Kim's death was an accident but admitted to chopping up her body and throwing her over board. He claimed Ms Wall died from breathing exhaust gases that had leaked into the submarine due to a technical error while he was on the deck of the vessel preparing to submerge. Earlier this year Madsen admitted for the first time to murdering her.