Prison breaks

This photo taken on Sunday, July 1, 2018 and provided on Monday, July 2, 2018 by the AP on the condition that its source not be revealed shows an helicopter abandoned by notorious French criminal Redoine Faid after his escape from a prison, in Gonesse, north of Paris, France. Faid serving 25 years for murder made an audacious escape from prison Sunday after a helicopter carrying several heavily armed commandos landed in a courtyard, freed him from a visiting room and carried him away. (AP Photo)
July 04, 2018 - 4:40 am
PARIS (AP) — The helicopter pilot who was taken hostage in the escape of one of France's most notorious criminals said the convict's accomplices beat and threatened him during his kidnapping. Stephane Buy told RTL radio on Wednesday that two men at a flying club near Paris on Sunday "forced me (to...
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This photo taken on Sunday, July 1, 2018 and provided on Monday, July 2, 2018 by the AP on the condition that its source not be revealed shows an helicopter abandoned by notorious French criminal Redoine Faid after his escape from a prison, in Gonesse, north of Paris, France. Faid serving 25 years for murder made an audacious escape from prison Sunday after a helicopter carrying several heavily armed commandos landed in a courtyard, freed him from a visiting room and carried him away. (AP Photo)
July 03, 2018 - 10:40 am
NANTERRE, France (AP) — French investigators believe a team of four or five loyal accomplices carried out the brazen prison helicopter escape of one of France's most notorious criminals. The armed, masked men took a helicopter pilot hostage, forced him to land Sunday in Reau Prison's yard, used...
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This two photos combo provided on Monday, July 2, 2018 by the AP on the condition that its source not be revealed shows a police notice with the portraits of notorious French criminal Redoine Faid who is wanted in connection with his escape from the Reau prison in France. Faid serving 25 years for murder made an audacious escape from prison Sunday after a helicopter carrying several heavily armed commandos landed in a courtyard, freed him from a visiting room and carried him away. (AP Photo)
July 02, 2018 - 8:24 am
PARIS (AP) — Drones seen buzzing above a prison months ago may have been on a reconnaissance mission ahead of the cinematic escape of a notorious French criminal — his second in five years. France's justice minister said several drones were spotted flying over the Reau prison a few months ago, and...
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July 01, 2018 - 8:37 am
PARIS (AP) — France's Justice Ministry says a Frenchman convicted of murder has escaped from prison using a helicopter. The ministry said Redoine Faid's escape only took "a few minutes" Sunday and no one was injured or taken hostage. It says "an armed commando landed in a helicopter in the...
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