Manhunt underway after overnight jailbreak


A manhunt is underway for two prisoners who broke out of Attica’s high-security Korydallos jail in the early hours of Wednesday.

The two inmates, both Albanian convicts serving terms for burglary and theft, are believed to have used a makeshift grappling hook and rope to vault over the perimeter fence.

Their absence was noticed at the Wednesday morning roll-call.

The Justice Ministry said prosecutors have launched an investigation into how the men managed to escape. 

“Particularly for the holiday period, the ministry has issued explicit orders to prisons to intensify security measures to prevent any illegal activities,” the Justice Ministry said in a statement, adding that this is the only jailbreak recorded from a high security prison since 2015.