A hostage-taking is underway at Condé-sur-Sarthe prison, in Orne, on Tuesday morning. This detainee is currently holding two guards – a man and a woman – hostage. This man born in 1987 is known for sexual offenses, according to our information. He was sentenced to life for murder and rape.

The facts took place this Tuesday morning at 10:15 am. This inmate from the central house area stabbed one of the officers in the right eye.

Negotiations have been initiated and the regional intervention and security teams (ERIS) from Rennes have been dispatched to the area, the justice ministry said. A crisis unit has been opened.

Ref: https://www.leparisien.fr