Hostage situation in French high-security jail ends peacefully

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French special forces have managed to peacefully end a hostage situation in a high-security prison that lasted several hours. A prisoner attacked two guards at the Conde-sur-Sarthe prison in Normandy on Tuesday morning, injuring one guard’s eye, according to the Ministry of Justice in Paris. The inmate then took them both hostage. Police negotiators persuaded the man to surrender after an almost four-hour-long stand-off. Both guards were released and given psychological support, while the inmate was given medical care. According to daily newspaper Le Parisien, the prisoner was a 33-year-old ma…

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