April 15th, 2013
08:23 AM ET

Interpol issues notice for escaped gangster

Interpol has issued an international wanted notice for a French gangster who authorities say used explosives as part of a brazen escape from a prison in Lille over the weekend, the organization said Monday.

Redoine Faid held five people, including four guards, at gunpoint at the detention center in the city in northern France on Saturday, officials said. He then burst his way to freedom by detonating explosives that destroyed five doors, penitentiary union spokesman Etienne Dobrometz told CNN affiliate BFMTV.

Interpol announced Monday that it issued its wanted notice, known as a red notice, within hours of Faid's escape. A European arrest warrant covering 26 countries also was issued for him Saturday.

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  1. s kel

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    April 15, 2013 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Lol good morning @ s kel. You had me goin at first dear.

    April 15, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

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    April 15, 2013 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bigwilliestyles

    Hello all. Condolences to all the suffering in Boston. Don't get to blog much (very busy), very gratifying to know s kel is still on his j-o-b, shining the light of truth on the offensive comments of the worthless.

    April 16, 2013 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |