Romanian detainee escapes Korydallos prison

A 50-year-old Romanian detained in Korydallos prison for thefts and illegal entry into the country escaped on Friday, the ministry of justice said in a statement.

According to the ministry, the detainee would have been released in the coming days and his behavior until now had not raised concerns. The ministry ordered a prosecutor’s inquiry into the circumstances of the Romanian’s escape and possible responsibilities of prison staff.