The French Ministry of Justice has already responded to the incident at the Orne prison by activating a crisis unit as two supervisors are currently being held hostage.
According to local media, the incident unfolded during meal time at the prison; the offender took advantage of the staff letting their guards down at the time.
This is not the first time a detained prisoner has created a hostage situation during his incarceration. In May, the prison in the city of Condé-sur-Sarthe had seen another hostage-taking incident.
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