German police have not yet found the Moroccan national who escaped from the prison of Frankfurt-Preungesheim IV on August 1.
Rabat – According to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), the 39-year-old Moroccan prisoner escaped at 1 pm. The German news outlet reports that he took advantage of an exit permit to climb the 5.50-meter high fence reinforced with two rolls of NATO wire at the top.
FAZ reported that the police asked motorists to remain vigilant and warned against taking hitchhikers in the region. A helicopter was also mobilized during searches over Preungesheim.
Police also gave a description of the fugitive to the public. The Moroccan national is described as a man of stout build wearing a red shirt and gray pants. He sustained an injury to the head while escaping.
According to the German Ministry of Justice, quoted by FAZ, the man had been serving a sentence at the prison in Frankfurt-Preungesheim IV. The prison has a security level 2. The institution does not have a high-security wing and hosts prisoners who are due for release.
The Ministry’s spokesman clarified that the inmate was not a violent offender.