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Gunmen Help Reputed Gangster Flee Prison

March 13, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

Gunmen sprayed bullets at guards and blew out the wall of a prison in suburban Paris, freeing a reputed gangster suspected of murder and robbery.

The spectacular escape of Antonio Ferrara, 30, was the second high-profile jailbreak in France in less than a week. It came after Joseph Menconi, a suspected murderer, escaped from a prison in Corsica.

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