Escaped Prisoner David Sweat Shot and Captured By Police
The second escaped convict, David Sweat, was shot near the Canadian border, and captured by police alive.
Fox News reported that Sweat was shot by Sgt. Jay Cook of the New York State Police, in the town of Constable, which is a just a couple of miles away from Canada.
Cook spotted Sweat, 35, walking down a street in the town.
After being shot, Sweat was taken by ambulance to the Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone.
Rick Leventhal reported that Sweat is in stable condition and his injuries are not considered life threatening.
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) told the Associated Press there were no reports any officers were hurt in the apprehension of Sweat.
Federal law enforcement officials told Schumer that Sweat was shot twice and coughing up blood while he was being transported to the hospital.
Escaped convict Richard Matt, 48, was shot and killed by a border patrol agent on Friday in a remote area of Franklin County, N.Y.
An autopsy showed Matt had been shot three times in the head, state police said Sunday. He also reportedly smelled of alcohol, the Buffalo News reported.
Matt and Sweat evaded authorities for three weeks since they brazenly escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y.
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