Mubarak pleads with officials to avoid prison

Egyptian security officials say Hosni Mubarak resisted leaving the helicopter that flew him to a prison hospital for the first time after a court sentenced him to life in prison for failing to stop the killing of protesters during last year's uprising.

The officials say Mubarak, 84, was tearful Saturday as he pleaded with officials to take him back to the military hospital where he has stayed since his trial began Aug. 3. It took his escorts 30 minutes to persuade him to leave the aircraft and enter Torah prison's hospital.

It is the first time Mubarak will be held in a prison hospital since he was detained.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media.