Second NY prison escapee shot and captured: US media

REUTERS
NEW YORK
Published 28.06.2015 23:08
Updated 28.06.2015 23:22

Escaped New York state prison inmate David Sweat was in custody on Sunday after being shot by police near the Canadian border, according to media reports.

Sweat, 35, has been on the run since he and fellow inmate Richard Matt were discovered missing from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, on June 6.

Sweat was shot and taken into custody near the Canadian border, according to NBC.

Escapee Richard Matt, 49, was killed on Friday near Malone, about 27 miles (43 km) northwest of the maximum-security prison, by a member of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection tactical unit.

Some 1,300 members of law enforcement were involved in the search.

Matt and Sweat cut through cell walls, climbed along a catwalk, shimmied through a steam pipe and emerged out of a manhole outside prison walls, authorities said.

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