NY Prison Break: Richard Matt Shot And Killed By Police, Authorities Closing In On David Sweat
Richard Matt, one of the prison escapees, was shot and killed by police and authorities are currently in pursuit of David Sweat.
Breaking News: Richard Matt Fatally Shot
Matt and Sweat escaped from New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility on Friday, June 5, and have been on the run ever since. Authorities worried the trail had gone cold for the two convicted killers when, last week, police caught a break in the case after finding DNA belonging to one of the escapees in a secluded cabin in Mountain View, New York.
On Thursday, June 25, a burglary report at a separate cabin in Malone, New York – also located near Franklin County – and on Friday, June 26, authorities closed in on the two convicts in upstate, and have now confirmed that Matt was shot by police. Authorities are chasing Sweat, according to reports, and the manhunt is still ongoing.
Matt was reportedly killed in the confrontation with police. Details are unknown.
BREAKING: Two high-ranking law-enforcement officials tell @NBCNews Richard Matt, one of two escaped New York inmates shot and killed
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