A former Comanchero biker gang boss targeted in an assassination attempt outside a gym in Athens has checked himself out of a Greek hospital and gone into hiding, reports said.
Amad ‘Jay’ Malkoun checked out of the Asklipeio General Hospital in Voula, 15km south of Athens, over the weekend against the advice of doctors.
Malkoun was still being treated for serious burns as well as injuries to his legs and hands following the explosion that tore through his luxury car in February.
A senior investigator revealed that the 56-year-old former Victorian president of the Comanchero biker gang had remained in contact with law enforcement since leaving hospital and going into hiding..
After a powerful explosion ripped through his car on the outskirts of Athens [photo]. Jay Malkoun is reportedly being treated for severe burns and multiple leg and hand injuries at an undisclosed location
Doctors were treating him for serious burns and multiple leg and hand injuries after a powerful explosion ripped through his his white AMG Mercedes, on the outskirts of Athens.
The blast was so devastating that Malkoun’s wife, Samantha Malkoun, who flew to Greece to be at her husband’s bedside feared he would not survive after seeing pictures of his horrific injuries.
Malkoun’s wife, Samantha [photo], flew to Greece to be at her husband’s bedside and said she’d feared he was dead after seeing photos of his injuries
While police refused to explain the reasons for Malkoun’s sudden departure from the hospital, where doctors said he remained in a stable but serious condition, the official stance is ‘once out of the hospital, his safety is his own.’
The biker’s wife Samantha Malkoun, flew to Greece to be at her husband’s bedside said she feared he was dead after seeing pictures of his injuries.
‘You really cannot believe how he survived, he’s very religious and he’s a lucky, blessed person,’ adding that her husband was in good spirits after the botched attempt on his life.
Greek police forensics team inspect the wreckage of malkoun’s car in Atens after the blast
At least two state police officers have guarded Malkoun’s room at the Rodosakeion ward of the state hospital since Friday, when he narrowly escaped death in the powerful explosion.
Experts believe the blast was triggered by sticks of dynamite linked to a remote control device that was activated as the convicted heroin dealer entered his car after an early morning workout at an upscale gym in Glyfada, south of Athens.