The police are still looking for a murderer who fled from the district court in Regensburg. So far, 151 tips have been received about the fugitive, a police spokesman said on Monday. However, there is no concrete evidence of the man's whereabouts. The 40-year-old is also being searched for internationally. It is unclear whether the man had helpers during his escape or whether he had already fled abroad.
The convicted murderer and an accomplice attacked a lottery shop in Nuremberg in 2011 and killed the 76-year-old owner. In 2013 he was sentenced to life imprisonment and has been in prison in Straubing ever since. Because of resistance against enforcement officials in the JVA, he now had to answer before the district court of Regensburg. When the hearing was adjourned for a meeting with his lawyer on Thursday, the man managed to escape from the lawyer's room on the first floor of the court.
According to the spokesman, the Algerian was untied for the lawyer's interview. A guard was standing in front of the lawyer's office door, and another was on his way to the lawyer's office window. The prisoner fled "within a few seconds," said the spokesman. The lawyer then informed the officials that his client had fled. The processes in the district court would now be checked after the incident.