Sixteen inmates escaped detention following riots at Mahalla Police Station on Friday morning.
The detainees set fire to blankets and clothes causing chaos in the cell.
The security authorities in Gharbiya deployed armored vehicles and police forces and imposed a cordon around the police station and security patrols combed the area, searching for escapees.
A claim has been filed with the incident and the prosecution took over investigations.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm