Update: Peter Madsen detained by police following brief escape from prison

Convicted murderer in standoff with authorities a few hundred metres away from his prison

Never out of the spotlight (photo: flickr/Joi Ito)
October 20th, 2020 12:05 pm| by Ben Hamilton
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Convicted murderer Peter Madsen has been re-apprehended by police following a brief, but dramatic escape from prison this morning.

He reportedly threatened to detonate a bomb strapped to his waist in order to force his way out of Herstedvester Prison in Albertslund, where he is serving a 20-year sentence for murdering Kim Wall in August 2017.

He is also reported to have taken a hostage from inside the prison as part of his escape.

He was detained again about 1 km from the prison.


Original story

Convicted murderer Peter Madsen has this morning escaped from prison.

Fortunately, he hasn’t got very far, and a number of police snipers are lying down within 20 to 30 metres of him. 

He would appear to be sitting down in the vicinity of Herstedvester Prison in Albertslund where he is serving a 20-year sentence for murdering Kim Wall in August 2017.

Possible bomb and gun
He is wearing a belt-like object around his stomach, and it is rumoured that the former rocketeer might have fashioned a bomb, or even have a gun. 

The police and bomb disposal experts are among the authorities at the scene.

Escape rumours
Ekstra Bladet reports that Madsen was recently placed in solitary confinement on the basis of rumours he was intending to escape.

The tabloid has been in contact with his wife, Jenny Curpen, but she declined to comment.