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Prison Break: Massive Manhunt After Prison Officers Killed in Ambush During Transport

Alright, you’ll need to buckle up for this one.

There’s a full-blown manhunt happening in France after a wild prison break worthy of a Hollywood movie.

Picture this: criminal, Mohamed Amra, aka “The Fly”, was being transfered from court to prison. (He even has a nickname like the movies).

And while en route, the police van was ambushed and two prison officers were taken out.

Then a car smashes into their van at a toll booth, and boom! The Fly and his crew make a getaway in another car.

They ditched a burnt-out vehicle nearby, and now it’s game on with hundreds of cops on the hunt.

Will we start seeing this sort of activity over here in the States?

This clip shows the first of the ambush:

Here’s a video from someone inside a nearby vehicle:

Yahoo News reports:

A major manhunt is underway in France after two prison officers were killed in an ambush on a prison van near Rouen in Normandy.

Prisoner Mohamed Amra – known as “The Fly” – was being taken from court to a prison on Tuesday when a car rammed the prison van at a toll booth.

Amra and his accomplices reportedly escaped in a car, with a burnt-out vehicle found nearby. Hundreds of police are searching for them.

But what do we know about the Amra?

The 30-year-old inmate is said to have ties to a gang in the southern city of Marseille, which has been plagued by drug-related gang violence.

Prosecutors say he was convicted of burglary on 10 May and had been indicted by prosecutors in Marseille for a kidnapping that led to a death.

He was being held at the Val de Reuil prison, near Rouen, and had reportedly appeared at a nearby court house in relation to those new charges prior to the ambush.

Amra was not a “closely watched inmate”, prosecutor Laura Beccuau said.

His lawyer, Hugues Vigier, said Amra had already made an escape attempt at the weekend by sawing the bars of his cell and said he was shocked by the “inexcusable” and “insane” violence.

“This does not correspond to the impression that I had of him,” the lawyer told BFMTV.

“This doesn’t match the impression I had of him” What? So the lawyer thought he was just a sweet ol’ boy, eh?

But you gotta admire the Fly’s determination to break free.

We need more of that spirit in America where we’re held prisoner in so many ways.


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