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France: Amazing Prison Break - Explosives Used to Blast Doors

By: ENEX/BFM
By: ENEX/BFM

A notorious career criminal has made a spectacular escape from a French prison by blasting his way out with explosives.

The escape occurred at Sequedin prison in northern France when 40-year old convicted armed robber Rédoine Faïd used smuggled explosives to blast open five separate prison doors. During the audacious break-out he took four wardens hostage but released one just outside the prison before driving off with the others in a getaway car. Faid released another guard several hundred meters from the prison and the final two on a stretch of highway. He then torched the vehicle near Lille, and got into another.

Authorities have begun an international manhunt, issuing a European arrest warrant covering 26 countries. Interpol is also attempting to track him.

Faid, a French-Algerian criminal well known in France for bold attacks on armored cars and for his links to organized crime, was described by state prosecutor Frederic as “particularly dangerous.” Police believe he is still in possession of explosives.


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