Helicopter Prison Escape Attempt Foiled in Ukraine

RIA Novosti
Saturday 16th March, 2013

MOSCOW, March 16 (RIA Novosti) – Prison guards foiled on Saturday a daring Hollywood-style attempt to spring two inmates from a penal colony in central Ukraine, the country’s penitentiary service said on its website. “A helicopter carrying two [accomplices of the inmates] armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle, which later turned out to be a dummy, landed on the territory of the Petrovskaya penal colony,” the penitentiary service said. The prison guards stopped the helicopter’s takeoff, detaining the escapees and their accomplices, the service said without giving any detail…

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