Authorities find cell bars cut at Korydallos Prison


Just a few days after a botched attempt to break terrorist Nikos Maziotis out of Athens’s Korydallos Prison via helicopter, a prosecutor on Wednesday ordered an investigation into allegations that several inmates were orchestrating their escape from the same maximum-security jail.

Following an on-site inspection, investigators found that several cell bars had been cut and then disguised to appear normal. The cut bars were found in the same wing where Maziotis is being held. It was not known if the two cases are connected.

Meanwhile, authorities said on Wednesday that jails across the country were on high alert following Sunday’s incident, adding that additional measures would be introduced to secure facilities against similar attempts.