'Three police officers were suspended from duty yesterday after a 32-year-old Albanian detainee escaped from a police precinct in the central city of Thebes after threatening officers at gunpoint.
The 32-year-old, who had been transferred to the Thebes precinct a week ago from a jail in Grevena, northern Greece, to appear before a magistrate on additional charges of armed robbery, had been due to return to jail yesterday. But after receiving permission to go to the toilet before his scheduled transfer, he emerged holding a gun and forced officers to release him.
Senior police officials ordered the suspension of the acting chief of the Thebes precinct, the supervising officer and the officer responsible for organizing the detainee’s transfer back to Grevena. Meanwhile an investigation is to determine who planted the weapon in the precinct toilets.'