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September 28, 1986

A prisoner who made a spectacular escape by helicopter from a Paris penitentiary last spring was wounded and captured in a shoot-out while trying to rob a bank in the eastern part of the city, police said. Police said Michel Vaujour, 34, was identified from fingerprints and tattoos, but they did not say how seriously he was wounded. On May 26, Vaujour was plucked from the roof of La Sante prison by his wife, Nadine, who was flying a rented helicopter. It was Vaujour's fourth escape since 1973. He was serving an 18-year sentence for armed robbery and the attempted murder of a policeman. An accomplice in the attempted bank heist was wounded.

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