The man was sentenced to 30 years in 2014 for kidnapping and torture, BFMTV reported, adding that it led to the death of an 80-year old person who was a former prisoner in a Nazi camp.
A detainee serving a 30-year sentence in France stabbed two guards with a knife and barricaded himself in one of the prison rooms with his wife, the Figaro newspaper reported.
According to Actu17, the detainee pledged allegiance to the Daesh* and refuses to surrender to the police. At the same time, France Info reports that he might be wearing an explosive belt. Police special forces were called to the scene; the investigation has been entrusted to the anti-terrorism unit of the prosecutor's office.