Watch this French-Algerian prisoner's 'spectacular escape' from jail

Watch this French-Algerian prisoner's 'spectacular escape' from jail

At that time he used four guards as human shields and explosives that were hidden in a tissue box to blow out prison gates.

Faid and his accomplices escaped from the prison courtyard - which was unprotected by a net - without injuring anyone, French news website Europe 1 reports.

Belloubet said police had launched a manhunt and described Faid as risky. He has said his life of crime was inspired by movies such as "Scarface" and "Heat".

Redoine Faid, who had already broken out of a different prison in 2013, was freed by an armed commando of three heavily-armed accomplices that landed on the jail's courtyard while he was in the visitation hall, Efe news agency reported quoting a Justice Ministry statement.

The ministry said Redoine Faid's escape only took a few minutes on Sunday and no one was injured or taken hostage.

Officials said drones seen buzzing above the prison months ago may have been on a reconnaissance mission ahead of the escape. The three men were able to take the robber out of prison and put him on a plane and fly away.

Faid was sprung from a prison in Paris by two accomplices who used smoke bombs and angle grinders to break into the jail and whisk the fugitive to a waiting helicopter. The pilot was later released with no physical injuries, according to AP. Faid is believed to have left by vehicle along with his accomplices.

92-year-old USA woman shot her son over care home plans
According to police, Blessing had been contemplating her son's intentions of sending her to an assisted living facility. But the late son's girlfriend managed to wrest control of the weapon from Blessing's hand, authorities told KNXV.

Michael Cohen Says His Loyalty Is To His Family And Country
Mr Stephanopoulos said he asked Mr Cohen if he had any regrets about how he handled any of the matters under investigation. Though Cohen claims he can not talk about the specifics of the case, there are some areas where Cohen provides detail.

Real Madrid deny Neymar bid as Ronaldo rumours swirl
Neymar's future has been the subject of intense speculation over the past few months and a return to La Liga has been discussed.

At that point, they pointed weapons at Buy and said that we were going to get their friend in Réau prison.

A prison guard union member had said the helicopter landed in the only area of Reau Prison that did not have anti-helicopter protections.

Faid's brother who was the only suspect detained thus far was released late last night after assuring authorities he was not aware of the escape plan, a source close to the case said.

Belloubet said Sunday the gang probably used drones to stake out the prison.

Redoine Faid, 46, was serving a 25-year sentence for the murder of a police officer during a failed robbery in 2010. Then faid served time in 8 years for PAROLE violations.

But in April, he was sentenced to 25 years for masterminding a May 2010 armed robbery that turned into a gunfight, killing a female police officer.

After arriving at the prison and freeing Faid, they took off for the suburb of Roissy northeast of Paris, where they then tried to set the helicopter on fire before fleeing by auto.

Related Articles