European Prisoner Uses Dynamite in Prison Break

Authorities say wife was accomplice, smuggled hidden explosives into prison.
1:28 | 04/14/13

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daring prison escape in france making headlines. It was a modern-day gangster, who blew his way out of a high-security prison. Right through that door, dynamite, just hours after he had a visit from his wife. Authorities say she was in on it. Here's abc's lama hasan. Reporter: A europe-wide manhunt is now under way for this man, redoine faid, one of the most feared armed robbers in france. Police swarming the high-security prison, searching for clues after faid escaped using dynamite to blast his way through five heavily fortified doors in this high-security prison. He took four prison guards hostage. Police belive his wife acted as his accomplice by smuggling the explosives into the prison wrapped in handkerchiefs. We heard a shot. Then, one explosion. Then, a second explosion, this eyewitness says. After the first explosion, the guards came out to tell us to find safety. It's a daring prison escape straight out of a hollywood movie. He admitted he thinks of himself as a modern-day gangster, with a life of crime, inspired by films like "heat." He was wearing a hockey mask, just like robert de niro. Once outside the prison, faid released the guards before fleeing in a getaway car, was later found torched. 100 french investigators are searching for the notorious gangster they say is armed and, quote, especially dangerous.

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