Violent fugitive who escaped from psychiatric hospital in Denmark captured in Spain

THE National Police have arrested a violent fugitive in Barcelona, Spain, who was wanted by the authorities in Denmark.

As reported by sources close to the investigation, the man had escaped from a psychiatric hospital in Slagelse in November of last year, resulting in an European warrant being issued for his arrest. The man had an extensive criminal history for crimes that included murder, assault and fraud.

The Danish police force reported that the man was the leader of a violent criminal gang where in September 2018 he had posed as a police officer alongside other members of the group. They had illegally arrested a man who was taken to a desolate area and stabbed to death.

Investigators had suspected that after fleeing the hospital the man travelled either to Barcelona or Costa del Sol’s Malaga. Intelligence led to the man being located in a well known apart-hotel in the Catalonian capital where he was hiding with his girlfriend and mother.

This led to the police carrying out a raid this morning (January 24). As Euro Weekly News understands, when the fugitive realised he had been found, he held an employee hostage but the police managed to successfully detain the man. It is understood that the extradition process will begin for the man to be sent back to Denmark.

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Isha Sesay