Prisoner has escaped from Bergen prison

Prisoner has escaped from Bergen prison
Prisoner has escaped from Bergen prison
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Leave the escape in Åsane.

BT’s reporter says that the police are searching with a dog. Photo: Aksel Lindberg
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The police are looking for a prisoner who is currently serving time in Bergen prison.

This is what the West Police District writes in a press release.

– He has escaped in connection with a planned errand together with prison officers, says operations manager Ingrid Teigland Tepstad in the press release.

Police at Åsane centre.
Police at Åsane centre. Photo: Cyril Heimdal

Was notified at 17.34

In the report, the police write that the public will probably see a lot of visible police in Åsane. BT’s journalist at the scene saw police at Åsane center just before 8.30 p.m.

At 9 p.m. they are still searching, now with a dog and a drone.

The police write that they have no information that the person concerned is a danger to the public.

– We received a message today at 17.34, says the lawyer on duty, Arne Fjeldstad.

The police in Åsane around 9 p.m.
The police in Åsane around 9 p.m. Photo: Cyril Heimdal

– Set the opportunity to get away

He cannot say what errand the prisoner and the officers were on.

– He was out on a production with prison staff. In that context, he must have seen the opportunity to get away, says Fjeldstad.

Production is a trip out of the prison accompanied by officials. Common purposes for representations can be important events in the immediate family, treatment or doctor’s visits, writes the Correctional Service.

– Efforts are being made to try to locate him.

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Published: February 3, 2024 8:04 p.m

Updated: February 3, 2024 9:16 p.m

The article is in Norwegian

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