Danish submarine killer caught after prison escape: police

Peter Madsen, who was convicted of killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall in a self-built submarine in 2017, is surrounded by police during his prison escape attempt, in Albertslund, Denmark

Peter Madsen, who was convicted of killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall in a self-built submarine in 2017, was caught by Danish authorities on Tuesday after he briefly escaped from prison, police told Reuters.

Danish police earlier said on Twitter they had arrested a man just outside the capital Copenhagen after he had fled prison. They did not name the arrested man.

The arrest happened close to the prison where Madsen is serving a life sentence.

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