In real movie style, a notorious murderer sentenced to 25 years over the death of a policewoman, has escaped from prison in France using a helicopter.
The chopper was armed.
French police yesterday began a manhunt for Mr Redoine Faid, 46.
This is not his first time – in 2013 he literally blasted his way out of prison with explosives concealed in tissue paper, only to be arrested at a hotel six weeks later.
Officials said Redoine Faid’s escape only took “a few minutes” on Sunday and no-one was either injured or taken hostage.
It was reported “an armed commando landed in a helicopter in the courtyard as the prisoner was in the visiting room” of Reau Prison, south of Paris.
The man’s first case was that of armed robbery.
More to follow…