In this March 20, 2018 file photo shows the prison of Vechta, Germany. AP
Prison authorities in the northwestern town of Vechta told news agency dpa the 18-year-old scaled a 4-metre wall last week to get to his ex's window.
Prison officials intercepted the man. He refused to climb back down, and the fire service was called to bring him down with a ladder.
It wasn't clear whether the escapade succeeded in winning back the heart of the young woman, also 18, who had broken up with him by phone. The man is being investigated for trespassing and unauthorised contact with prisoners.
Regional broadcaster NDR reported that the man was half-naked, having taken off many of his clothes to avoid getting caught on barbed wire.
"The escapees include Lebanese, Syrians and Palestinians, among other foreigners," a judicial told AFP. A security source confirmed the escape method, saying the prisoners were likely aided by someone on the outside.
By early afternoon on Saturday, 15 had been recaptured, and another four had handed themselves back in, leaving 44 on the run. "A manhunt is...underway to arrest the remaining fugitive prisoners," police said in a statement.
The selected volunteers, who must live locally and be at least 18 years old, are in store for an experience that borders on a reality TV plot when they enter "Gefaegnis Zurich West” — Zurich West Prison — to test the pre-trial detention and jail services.
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The suspect was later tracked down in Matrouh governorate, west of the capital, where he "committed suicide by shooting himself with the same weapon" used in the murder.