Notorious gangster Redoine Faid breaks out of Paris prison in helicopter with help of armed men

A French gangster is on the run after being broken out of prison by heavily armed gunmen and escaping in a helicopter that landed in the prison grounds, according to the French Justice Ministry.Redoine Faid, 46, was serving a 25-year sentence at Reau prison, south of Paris, for armed robbery and the murder of a policewoman in 2010 after a heist that went wrong. He is one of country’s most famous gangsters with a long career as a thief which he has said was inspired by Hollywood blockbuster movies such as Scarface and Heat.

The French Justice Ministry said “an armed commando landed in a helicopter in the courtyard as the prisoner was in the visiting room” of Reau Prison.According to security sources, three armed gunmen arrived at the entrance of the prison demanding Faid’s release to create a diversion.Simultaneously, a helicopter landed in the prison courtyard, which was not covered by any nets.

Source: Notorious gangster Redoine Faid breaks out of Paris prison in helicopter with help of armed men – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)