Regensburg (dpa / lby) – According to the police, a 39-year-old prisoner escaped from the district court in Regensburg. The man was convicted of murder and robbery resulting in death, among other things, and has been serving a life sentence in a correctional facility since 2011, the police said. Because of a criminal offense in the JVA, he should be brought before the district court on Thursday. There he escaped from the lawyer’s room on the ground floor through a window. The exact circumstances are still unclear, it said.

According to the information, the police are looking for the 39-year-old Algerian with a helicopter, among other things, and are asking witnesses for information. But she expressly warns against speaking to the man. He is considered violent. The man is 1.76 meters tall, slim and has shoulder to elbow length, wavy dark hair.