Second escaped inmate, David Sweat, shot, taken alive near Canadian border

Second escaped inmate, David Sweat, shot, taken alive near Canadian border

And then there were none.

According to a late-breaking report from NBC News, convicted murderer and escaped convict David Sweat was intercepted near the Canadian border Sunday.

New York State officials say Sweat was wounded by a round fire by State Police but is alive and taken into custody.

The news comes more than three weeks after Sweat broke free from Clinton Correctional Facility, and two days after Richard Matt, 49, the man he escaped with, was killed by law enforcement.

More than 1,300 law enforcement officers were dispatched to the areas surrounding and including the New York towns of Malone and Duane Sunday, up from the 1,200 who combed the same area the day before. Officials had said that there was no evidence to suggest that Sweat was in the area, but nothing indicated otherwise.

 

 

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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