New York Escaped Inmate David Sweat Has Been Shot And Is Now In Police Custody

New York Escaped Inmate David Sweat Has Been
Shot And Is Now In Police Custody 
BHR Hollywood Reports........Escaped inmate David Sweat has been shot and is in custody, a source told the Daily News Sunday.
Richard Matt And David Sweat 

The fugitive's capture, which could not be immediately confirmed by authorities, signaled a possible end to the 23-day manhunt.

The source said that Sweat was seriously wounded but still alive.

The news came as an autopsy on Clinton Correctional Facility escapee Richard Matt revealed he was shot in the head three times by a U.S. Customs agent, authorities announced Sunday.

Matt, 49, had bug bites, blisters and minor abrasions, “consistent with living in the woods for three weeks,” the New York State Police said in a release.
  
David Sweat 

Senior officials said Sweat was wounded but is alive and was taken into custody just south of the Canadian border.

It's been a three-week manhunt full of twists and turns worthy of a Hollywood film, beginning with the escape on June 6.

Investigators say convicted murderers Sweat, age 35, and Matt, 49, charmed one of their captors at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York -- a prison nicknamed "Little Siberia" for its remote and often frigid location.

Glen Palmer 
Investigators say employee Joyce Mitchell had relationships with both men at different times.

Prosecutors charged her with helping the inmates escape by providing them with hacksaw blades and other tools that she concealed in frozen hamburger meat.

They say she handed that package to another employee, prison guard Gene Palmer.

 
Joyce Mitchell 
Prosecutors said Palmer appears to have been an unwitting accomplice in the escape, but he is charged with providing other favors to the men in exchange for artwork.

Investigators say Sweat and Matt used power tools to cut through their cell walls and down into the prison's maze of pipes.

 They left behind a note to taunt their pursuers:" "Have a nice day," it read, along with a smiley face.

Much of the manhunt that followed has been frustrating for law enforcement, and has cost taxpayers millions. More than 1,200 officers were brought in for the search.


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