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End of prison hostage standoff in France, 2 guards freed

PARIS - A long-term prison inmate armed with a hand-made weapon has taken two guards hostage at a top security French prison in Normandy.

Emmanuel Guimaraes of the Workers Force union told the regional newspaper Ouest-France that a special intervention force was on the scene at Conde-Sur-Sarthe Penitentiary late Tuesday. The wing where the guards were taken hostage has been evacuated.

Guimaraes said the inmate has gained the reputation of being a “professor of hostage-taking” and this was the fourth time he has turned guards into hostages. Each time he seeks a transfer to another prison.
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