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Second New York prison fugitive Sweat is captured

By AP Reporters

Published 29/06/2015

Prison break: David Sweat
Prison break: David Sweat

The second of two convicted killers who staged an elaborate escape from a maximum-security US prison three weeks ago has been shot and captured.

David Sweat was shot yesterday in Constable in upstate New York. Franklin County Sheriff Kevin Mulverhill said Sweat was taken to a medical centre in Malone but had no information on his condition.

Fellow inmate Richard Matt was killed in a confrontation with law enforcement officers on Friday.

Authorities say the pair used power tools to saw through a steel cell wall and several steel steam pipes to escape early on June 6 from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora.

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