CAUGHT: David Sweat in Police Custody


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: Escaped convict David Sweat has been taken into custody by law enforcement officers, CBS News and other news outlets have confirmed.

Sweat escaped with now-deceased convicted murderer Richard Matt on June 6.


Sweat was shot near the Canadian border. Officials said Sweat was wounded but is alive and was taken into custody just a few miles south of the Canadian border.

New York Senator Schumer told The Associated Press that no officers were hurt during the shooting and capture. Law enforcement officials told him that Sweat was shot twice in the head and was coughing up blood. NBC News reports that he was transported to the Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, New York.

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.

Matt was shot dead in Malone, which is about 40 miles away from the prison and less than 10 miles from where Sweat was shot. New York state police said Friday that investigators believed the inmates were attempting to cross the Canadian border.

(CB Newscenter)