Three weeks after escaping from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, police captured the second escapee David Sweat on Sunday. Authorities previously encountered and shot to death Richard Matt near Malone, New York on Friday.
Sweat was shot while attempting to flee from a state trooper, leaving him with life threatening injuries.
— VICE News (@vicenews) June 28, 2015
According to reports, the two split up after the escape, with Matt taking residence in an abandoned trailer.
— World News Tonight (@WNTonight) June 29, 2015
Police said Sweat and Matt originally planned to escape to Mexico.
Escaped killers were headed for Mexico before their plans unravelled http://t.co/eQKDtMOunK
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) June 29, 2015
In an odd coincidence of reporting, both the New York Post and New York Daily News featured identical headlines covering Sweat’s capture.
— HuffPost Media (@HuffPostMedia) June 29, 2015
Sweat was on the run for a total of 23 days. More than 1,000 law enforcement officials were involved in locating him and Matt.