A prisoner fell to his death and another was seriously injured when three gunmen in a hijacked helicopter tried to pluck them from the roof of a French prison south of Paris. Officials said the gunmen commandeered the helicopter at a Paris heliport and forced the pilot to fly to the prison south of the city. A rope lowered to carry off the prisoners snapped as they grabbed it, and they fell 50 feet. The pilot landed at a nearby soccer stadium, and the gunmen escaped.
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