Leicester Mercury

Sub killer ‘threatened psychologi­st’


A DANISH man convicted of murdering a Swedish journalist on his homemade submarine has been remanded in custody after he confessed to threatenin­g several people on his brief escape from jail.

Prosecutor­s said Peter Madsen threatened a psychologi­st and a warden on his way out of the Herstedves­ter prison in Copenhagen and allegedly pointed an object that looked like a gun at the driver of a van once he was outside the facility.

Madsen was recaptured after about five minutes.

The 49-year-old was convicted in 2018 for the murder of Kim Wall, a 30-year-old Swedish reporter he had lured aboard his homemade submarine in 2017 with the promise of an interview.

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