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Manhunt underway after gunmen in helicopter free notorious criminal from French prison

One of France's most notorious gangsters escaped from prison after gunmen in a hijacked helicopter broke him out, an event that was caught on camera. The escapee, 46-year-old Redoine Faid, was reportedly in the visitors' room meeting with one of his brothers when heavily armed gunmen landed the chopper in the prison yard and used an electric saw to bust in and free him. Now some 3,000 police officers are on the manhunt. NBC’s Lucy Kafanov reports.

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