Greek Inmates Escape Prison By Helicopter


helicopter22309Athens- For the second time in their lives, two robbers escaped from a high-security prison Sunday by scaling a rope ladder to a hovering helicopter amid a gun battle with guards, the AP reports.

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The men remained missing late Sunday night. They had been scheduled to appear before a magistrate Monday about their first escape – from the same prison – three years ago.

The shaken government quickly dismissed three Justice Ministry officials, and the prime minister scheduled an emergency meeting of part of his cabinet Monday to discuss the country’s prisons.

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