Police officers launched a manhunt on Monday evening to locate a man who escaped from the Exarcheia police station in central Athens, where he was being held.
The 39-year-old escapee, identified as a Greek national, had three robbery convictions.
According to information, the suspect asked to go to the toilet and, while being taken, pushed the officer aside and fled.
Three defendants accused of a savage attack on four Egyptian fishermen in their house at Ikonio in the Piraeus district of Perama on June 12, 2012 denied any involvement on Monday as the long-running trial over the alleged criminal actions of the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn resumed after the summer break.
A manhunt was launched on Wednesday after four convicts escaped from an agricultural prison near Nafplio in the Peloponnese.
According to reports, the absence of the four inmates -two Albanians, an Egyptian and a Moroccan - became apparent during the daily roll call at noon. It was not immediately clear how and at what time the convicts made their escape.