A TWISTED inventor who murdered and butchered a journalist after luring her aboard his homemade submarine escaped prison after claiming he had a bomb.
Snuff film-obsessed Peter Madsen was jailed for life for the gruesome killing and dismemberment of Kim Wall, a respected freelance reporter from Sweden.
Danish engineer Madsen, 49, had been held in Herstedvester Prison on the outskirts of Copenhagen since 2018.
He is reported to have escaped after threatening guards this morning by claiming he was carrying a bomb.
He was also brandishing a "pistol-like object", reports Expressen, and may have taken a hostage as he hijacked a white van.
The murderer however only managed to get around 500 metres away from the prison before an armed police swoop.
Witnesses described seeing Madsen being pulled from a vehicle before he was left sitting on the roadside surrounded by officers.
Police are believed to have handcuffed him before stepping away to await the arrival of the bomb squad.
Cops can be seen with their guns trained on him as he sits expressionless by the bushes.
Murderer Peter Madsen jailed for killing journalist on submarine escapes after telling guards he is ‘wearing bomb’
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