A 50-year-old Korydallos Prison guard committed suicide in the facility’s administration office for reasons unknown on Tuesday morning.
According to police, the officer was actually on leave from his job at the time. Nonetheless, he appeared in the administration office in the morning and then shot himself with his service pistol in front of his colleagues.
The cause of the man’s suicide is unclear at the present time. Authorities are investigating the possible causes of the incident.
The 50-year-old guard was married and was the father of two children. His spouse is also a prison guard in the high-security prison facility.
The Korydallos Prison Complex in Piraeus is Greece’s main prison facility, housing maximum-security wings for both men and women.