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Greece: Bombs and Guns used in Jailbreak

Post  Panda on Sat 23 Mar - 16:01

Greece: Bombs and Guns Used In Jailbreak


Eleven inmates are freed from Trikala prison when it is
attacked by six armed men in jeeps.



3:35pm UK,
Saturday 23 March 2013

A helicopter used in an earlier attempt to free prisoners
from the jail












  • Gunmen used "very heavy weapons" to attack a prison in Greece and
    free 11 inmates.

    Two guards were injured as they attempted to fight off the six attackers, who
    turned the jail perimeter into a "battlefield".

    Guns, grenades, a van and a pickup truck were used in the breakout at 8.30pm
    local time on Friday.

    It kicked off a night-long standoff between police and the remaining
    prisoners at the facility near the town of Trikala, 200 miles northwest of
    Athens.

    Two of the men who escaped were later captured after being found hiding in a
    church nearby.

    A manhunt is underway to track down the others, who the authorities said were
    all Albanian.

    The Ministry of Justice said the gunmen used "two vehicles and very heavy
    weapons" to attack the perimeter guards, as well as a prison patrol vehicle and
    two police cars.

    "During the exchange of heavy fire that lasted over half an hour and turned
    the area into a battlefield, two guards were injured in the abdomen, one of them
    seriously," the ministry said.

    At least five grenades exploded and army experts were called to the prison to
    dispose of two unexploded grenades.

    Trikala city councillor Costas Tassios, who lives in the nearby village of
    Krinitsa, said: "It was like a war was going on. There was so much gunfire."

    A bullet fired at the village damaged a coffee shop window, but no members of
    the public are thought to have been hurt.

    The escaped prisoners used ropes and bed sheets tied together to climb down
    from a guard tower.

    Police set up roadblocks near the prison and searched vacant homes and farm
    buildings as two helicopters scoured the surrounding countryside.

    The attack was the latest dramatic incident at Greek prisons, which are
    suffering from serious overcrowding and staff shortages as the country struggles
    through a financial crisis.

    Last month, guards foiled a breakout attempt by four inmates who tried to
    escape by helicopter from Trikala prison.

    Among them was the notorious gangster Panagiotis Vlastos, who is serving life
    for murder and racketeering.

    On March 17, a convicted contract killer, Albanian Alket Rizaj, took several
    prison guards hostage in an attempt to escape from another jail in central
    Greece.

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Re: Greece: Bombs and Guns used in Jailbreak

Post  kitti on Sun 24 Mar - 8:47

The way the economy is going, I would be breaking IN to the prison.


Thats the only place they get free board and lodgings..

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Re: Greece: Bombs and Guns used in Jailbreak

Post  Panda on Sun 24 Mar - 9:53

kitti wrote:The way the economy is going, I would be breaking IN to the prison.


Thats the only place they get free board and lodgings..
At the end of the day kitti it's like Charles Dickens quote.....Income £1 expenditure 19.6d = Happiness, Income £1 expenditure £1.6d = Misery. Banks have been overlending ever since the 50's and the population over spending and now it has all caught up with us. You can buy a mobile phone for £30 yet everyone wants an Apple for $600 and technology has taken over .

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