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Gangster blows up prison doors, busts out

Gangster blows up prison doors, busts out
Posted Monday, April 15th 2013 @ 11am  by Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– A French gangster inspired by movies likeScarface and Heat broke out of prison yesterday and sparked a manhunt across Europe, CNN reports. Redoine Faid, 40, briefly held four guards hostage and blew up several prison doors before fleeing in a getaway car. He later set fire to his car and left two hostages standing on a highway, reports AFP. His current whereabouts: unknown. "He is remarkably intelligent, and he is using his intellect to serve his ambitions," said Faid's lawyer. "He cannot stand being imprisoned anymore."

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