The 27-year-old from Antwerp was arrested on Sunday because there was a bevel to imprisonment in his name. He had to serve nine years in prison. The man was directed to the detention center of the Antwerp police zone on Noorderlaan. There he would be interrogated. He had a meeting with his lawyer. “During that consultation takes place in our building,” says Wouter of the Antwerp police zone.
What followed was a great development of power in the wider environment of the police station. Just about all available police teams, from the Mobile Unit, the Orida bicycle team, intervention teams and neighborhood teams to the rapid response teams, arrived on the scene and combed the area. A helicopter was ready to take off as soon as the weather cleared up.
Less than an hour after the escape, the police were able to arrest the suspect on Boston Street, a few hundred meters from the police station. The man will later be locked up in prison.
“How the escape could have happened, we still need to work together,” says Bruyns. An important question from the escaped man is whether he was not helped by his lawyer.