Sunday, 28 June 2015

Escaped inmate David Sweat shot and captured

New York's second escaped inmate, David Sweat, has been shot and captured close to the Canadian border, local media reports said on Sunday.
Sweat, 34, was shot and wounded by law enforcement in the town of Constable, which was on the perimeter of the search area; CBS quoted sources as saying that he is being transported to Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone. No officers were injured in the apprehension. ABC News quoted Clinton County Sheriff Dave Favro as saying that the extent of the wounds on Sweat was not immediately clear, but he was receiving medical treatment.
The army of officers has been searching for the fugitive in the dense and boggy woods of upstate New York where his fellow fugitive, Richard Matt, was fatally shot two days earlier. Authorities believe Sweat was trying to make a final break to the Canadian border, officials said. Matt, 48, who escaped with Sweat, was shot and killed by a border patrol team Friday afternoon in upstate New York, just 50 miles away from the prison, after he was spotted by a law enforcement officer in the woods.
It's been more than three weeks after the two escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison in upstate New York. It is the first escape from that prison in the prison's over 100 years of history.
The men are believed to have escaped through a hole in the back of their cells, which are made of steel, and then cut through a steam pipe and emerged from a manhole to freedom.

HENRY E. J Williams

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