Bed sheet breakout for prisoners
BERLIN (Reuters) - Two Polish prisoners broke out of a German jail after tying their bed sheets together to abseil down a 15 meter (50 foot) wall, authorities said on Tuesday.
"The wall is pretty high," a spokesperson for the prison in the southern city of Nuremberg said. "If you fall, you're dead."
The two men aged 30 and 37, who were being held on remand, broke through the ceiling of their shared cell to reach the prison roof, then lowered themselves to freedom on the bedding.
Police caught the older man shortly afterwards, but his younger accomplice remains at large, authorities said.
(Reporting by Caroline Copley, editing by Paul Casciato)
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