Prison boss suspends guards of escaped prisoner

The director of the Bory prison in Plzeň, western Bohemia, Petr Folk suspended on Wednesday several guards who did not prevent a prisoner from escaping during a visit to the doctor. Mr Folk refused to specify how many guards were suspended, but said the measure should enable an objective investigation into the incident.

A 32-year-old man escaped during a visit to a hospital in Plzeň on Tuesday after his wife and accomplice opened fire at the guards. They later got in a car and drove off. The police suspect that both the convict and his wife have already left the country.

Author: Jan Richter