ANDENNE – Four prisoners in Andenne took two guards hostage. They were armed with razor blades and selfmade knives. One guard was hurt and left inside the prison, the other was taken with. The prisoners took a prison van to flee. Some time later, they drove into a block of the police. Later, they had a car accident and fled on foot. Three were re-arrested, one is still on the run.
Justice is now investigating the possibility to keep the prison doors closed when guards are taken hostage. The guard syndicates denounce this possibility, saying it is playing with the lives of the guards. The last months, the amount of escapes with hostage taking of guards multiplied exponentially.