The 36-old Aleksey Shestakov, sentenced to 24 years for murder, escaped by helicopter.
According to investigators, his accomplices, a man and a woman, hijacked the chopper. They threatened the pilots with a gun and ordered them to fly to the prison settlement in the village of Sheksna.When the helicopter reached the settlement, the hijackers lowered a rope-ladder and Shestakov climbed up into the helicopter, which then flew to Vologda.There the getaways released the pilots and went into hiding. But several hours later, police officers managed to locate and arrest Shestakov. He was slightly wounded while trying to resist arrest. Police are now searching for his two accomplices.
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