Escaped Prisoner David Sweat Shot, Caught by Police


David Sweat, the second escaped prisoner from Clinton Correctional Facility in New York, has been caught and the manhunt is over:

Reports from NBC News and The New York Times say Sweat was shot by a state trooper near Constable, New York, very close to the Canadian border.

Officers emerged from the wooded area where they were searching for Sweat moments ago:

Richard Matt, the other prison escapee, was found and shot dead just two days ago in upstate New York, as the manhunt for Sweat continued.

Update- 4:09 pm EST: Reports have been trickling out about Sweat’s condition:

Update- 5:20 pm EST: CNN releases first picture of Sweat just after the arrest:

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