Fugitive tries to hide in French spy HQ

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A driver fleeing a crash scaled a fence to land in one of the most high-security spots in Paris - the HQ of overseas intelligence agency the DGSE.

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A man who fled the scene of a car crash in Paris took the ultimate wrong turn, seeking refuge in the headquarters of France’s spy agency, reports The Guardian.

The driver, who reportedly did not have a driving licence, was involved in a crash on the capital’s Périphérique ring road on Friday, scaling a fence several metres high to get off the busy artery.

He was apparently unaware he had climbed into the grounds of the General Directorate of External Security (DGSE), according to the Parisien newspaper which first reported the story.

He was immediately picked up and arrested.

Read more of this report from The Guardian.

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