A hostage situation is ongoing in a prison in the French city of Condé-sur-Sarthe, the BFMTV broadcaster reported on Tuesday citing its sources, Trend reports citing Sputnik.
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.