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French prisoner escapes after taking hostages: official

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(Globalpost/GlobalPost)

A prisoner armed with explosives escaped Saturday from a prison in northern France after taking five staff hostage, officials said.

The man quickly released four hostages after exiting the facility and kept one as he fled in a car that he abandoned along with the last hostage on a highway, local administrative officials said.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130413/french-prisoner-escapes-after-taking-hostages-official