Cops Have Escaped Murderers ‘Cornered’


David Sweat and Richard MattPolice officers search a property near the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, June 8, 2015. Authorities hunting for two convicted murderers who staged a brash prison break in upstate New York were questioning a woman who worked at the maximum-security prison, police said on Monday.

The pair of convicted killers who escaped from an upstate New York prison over the weekend are reportedly “cornered” in a town 40 miles away. Traffic in and out of Willsboro, New York, has been halted for the day as heavily armed officers pour into the town. Both men, David Sweat and Richard Matt, reportedly broke into a house in Willsboro and “stole a gun,” according to a resident who spoke to the New York Daily News. Another resident, this time speaking to the Albany Times Union, said police descended on the area after someone reported seeing two men run from a gully into the woods.

Matt and Sweat reportedly escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility by using a sledgehammer and an electric saw, given to them by a “female civilian employee who had developed a personal relationship with Matt and smuggled the tool into the prison,” according to the Times Union. They powered the saw with an electrical cord spliced from a light fixture, cut a hole in a steam pipe that led outside, then used the sledgehammer to break out of a manhole. The escape plot was reportedly hatched from the prison’s tailor shop, where the female employee worked and where the convicts made uniforms for rail workers.

Matt, 48, was serving 25 years to life for kidnapping, dismembering and killing his ex-boss in 1997. Sweat, 34, is serving a life term without parole for killing a sheriff’s deputy in 2002. Read more at the New York Daily News.

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  1. Wow, sounds exciting. I wonder what will happen next. Lets see if the keystone cops can stop embarrassing themselves.