One barefoot and wearing only boxers and a hospital gown. An inmate from the Fresnes penitentiary center, who was hospitalized at Kremlin-Bicêtre (Val-de-Marne), escaped during the night from Saturday to Sunday shortly before 1:00 a.m., we learned from consistent sources.
The man was still being sought as of Sunday morning. An investigation into escape has been opened, indicated the Créteil public prosecutor’s office, requested by AFP.
In pre-trial detention for drug trafficking
Resident in Marseille, the 26-year-old detainee was in pre-trial detention for drug trafficking and criminal conspiracy, said a police source and the prosecution.
He was taken from his cell on Saturday evening to be taken to hospital, added the prosecution, and was in the emergency room, according to a source close to the case. He was seen on the hospital site after his escape but was not found, the police source said.
In mid-September, two inmates from Fleury-Mérogis prison (Essonne) escaped during an outing in the Fontainebleau forest. One of the two was arrested Wednesday evening in the Paris suburbs, in Pantin, while he was selling narcotics at a deal point.