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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In this photo dated Nov. 22, 2010, notorious French criminal Redoine Faid poses prior to an interview with French all-news TV channel, LCI, as he was promoting his book, in Boulogne-Billancourt, outside 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. (IBO/Sipa via AP)
July 01, 2018 - 1:18 pm
PARIS (AP) — A notorious French criminal serving 25 years for murder made an audacious escape from prison Sunday after several heavily armed men landed a helicopter in a courtyard, freed him from a visiting room and carried him away. It was the second daring escape by Redoine Faid, who once blasted...
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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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May 17, 2018 - 4:44 am
PARIS (AP) — French authorities say a driver who helped a radical inmate escape from prison has turned himself into police. A judicial official said Thursday that police are questioning the driver about the escape in the Brittany city of Brest. French police are searching for the inmate, a 21-year-...
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This undated photo provided by the Virginia Department of Corrections shows Virginia death row inmate, William Morva. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected Morva’s appeal on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Morva was in jail awaiting trial on attempted robbery charges in 2006 when he overpowered a deputy sheriff during a trip to the hospital. He used the deputy's pistol to fatally shoot a security guard and fatally shot another deputy during a manhunt the next day. (Virginia Department of Corrections via AP)
February 21, 2017 - 2:58 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The nation's highest court refused Tuesday to hear the appeal of a Virginia death row inmate who killed a hospital security guard and sheriff's deputy during an escape and sparked a massive manhunt that shut down Virginia Tech's campus in 2006. William Morva argued that he...
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February 21, 2017 - 12:40 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The nation's highest court on Tuesday refused to hear the appeal of a Virginia death row inmate who killed a hospital security guard and sheriff's deputy during an escape that sparked a massive manhunt that shut down Virginia Tech's campus in 2006. William Morva argued that he...
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