Police capture escaped detainee in Athens


A detainee whom had escaped from the Evelpidon court complex in downtown Athens last Monday (Aug. 3) while waiting for his trial was recaptured early Thursday morning.

The 35-year-old man of Georgian descent was located by the police’s motorcycle DIAS unit at a hotspot for drug addicts near Omonoia square shortly after 1 a.m.

The detainee had managed to escape the attention of the officers who accompanied him to the courthouse and disappear in the crowd.