German Suspect Escapes Australian Police at Suvarnabhumi AirportAOT. or Airports of Thailand ordered to close down a leak hole after a German suspect was able to board an airplane without a ticket. It was revealed that the suspect ripped some electric wires making him able to access the fire-escape door without a keycard. He was already arrested by the Australian police but he asked not to be locked in a prison cell, but rather in a hotel of some sort. He used the moment when his guards fell asleep to escape.
BANGKOK – May 27, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]; Sqn. Ldr. Sitha Tiwaree, Chairman of Airports of Thailand or AOT gave an interview regarding the escape of the German suspect “Carlo Konstantin Kohl”. He was reported to forcefully open the fire escape door to escape on May 16. He said to the reporters that the German suspect was being transferred from Australia to Berlin, Germany, but he had to stay in Suvarnabhumi airport for a lay-over. He was planned to be on the next flight to Germany on May 15, but his flight was delayed to May 16, giving him the opportunity to escape.
Sqn. Ldr. Sitha Tiwaree also said that from initial investigation of CCTV footage and witnesses, the suspect is believed to have escaped into Bangkok where he will be chased after by the Bangkok Police.
After the incident happen the AOT. ordered technicians to fix all doors that were able to open up without keycards. Further security will be enforced as well, revealed the Chairman of AOT. He also revealed that the AOT. are considering to change the process of extraditing criminals.
News sources of the AOT. stated that the suspect was chased down by the Australian police and that he was already prosecuted. The Australian police then sent him back to Germany, but an unexpected lay-over happened, making the German suspect escape.