Strongly resembling an episode of the US series "Prison Break," a Spanish prisoner, aided by two trusty accomplices, managed to escape while undergoing treatment at a Madrid hospital.
The man is doing some serious time for murder and sex crimes in the Alcalá Meco penitentiary, near Madrid.
He suffered an apparent wrist injury while playing on the prison's football field and was taken to the emergency room at the Principe de Asturias hospital in the town of Alcalá de Henares, just outside the city.
It was necessary for the prisoner's handcuffs to come off while his arm was put in plaster. Once the plaster was complete, police officers accompanied the man back to the police car, parked at the entrance to the emergency room of the hospital.
Turns out that two of his closest friends were on the scene and as soon as the prisoner and his escorts stepped outside, the prisoner's accomplices attacked. Apparently at first the officers hesitated, but when they tried to intervene, they were pushed to the ground by the two accomplices.
The prisoner then found a handy use for his newly-plastered arm, using it to hit the two police officers on the head. The trio then escaped in a waiting BMW.
On reviewing CCTV footage, it was possible to see the prisoner's two accomplices arriving in the hospital grounds shortly prior to his arrival.
Police believe the men were alerted by the prisoner’s family, who had previously received a call from Alcalá Meco penitentiary, as required by prison protocol when a inmate requires medical treatment.
There is now an urgent manhunt underway, as well as an investigation of the officers who had accompanied the prisoner.
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