Notorious French gangster Redoine Faid escapes in spectacular helicopter jailbreak in Paris

France’s most acclaimed criminal on Sunday made a fantastic jailbreak with the assistance of three intensely heavily-armed accomplices who arrived in his prison in a helicopter and flew out with him on board.

The notorious gangster Redoine Faid who said his life of crime was inspired by Hollywood films like “Scarface” pulled off a brazen

As indicated by Telegraph, Faid got away with the assistance from 3 heavily-armed accomplices while he was being visited by his brother.

Two of the men purportedly burst into the visiting room while the third held up in the jail yard and viewed over the helicopter pilot, a flying instructor whose chopper the men hijacked in a close-by landing strip.

The men quickly made good their escape in the helicopter in an operation lasting just 10 minutes, Delabroye told AFP at the penitentiary in Reau in the French capital’s southeastern suburbs.

The wardens, who were unarmed, fled to safety and raised the alarm.

The helicopter that extracted him on Sunday flew right across the Paris region from the jail southeast of the capital, before being dumped not far from Charles de Gaulle airport to the northeast of the city, where it was found by local police.

picture taken on July 1, 2018 in Gonesse, north of Paris shows a French helicopter Alouette II abandoned by French armed robber Redoine Faid after his escape from prison in Reau. / AFP PHOTO /

Faid, 46, has been serving a 25-year sentence for a failed robbery during which a police officer was killed.

In 2013 he became the country’s most-wanted criminal after he blasted his way out of another prison using dynamite. He briefly took four wardens hostage before being recaptured six weeks later in a cheap hotel room.

After the helicopter that flew Faid out of jail was torched, its occupants fled by car in a black Renault Megane which they later dumped in the underground car park of a shopping centre near the airport.

Some “2,900 police and gendarmes have been mobilised” for a nationwide manhunt, a police source told AFP.

Faid’s brother, who was visiting him at the jail, has been taken into custody for questioning.

French Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet, who arrived at the prison in Reau on Sunday evening, said the commandos most likely “used drones to survey the location… the inquiry that’s under way will tell us.”

The escape came after an appeals court in April sentenced Faid to 25 years for masterminding a botched armed robbery in 2010 in which a policewoman was killed.

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