The Plattsburgh Press-Republican is reporting that David Sweat, 35, the second convicted killer who escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility on June 6, has been shot and captured in the town of Constable, New York, near the Village of Malone, just a few miles south of the Canadian Border.
According to tweets from Press-Republican editor Lois Clermont, Sweat has been taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition.
Here is the report from the Press-Republican:
4:05 p.m.: Sweat is alive, Sheriff Kevin Mulverhill tells Press-Republican.
4:04 p.m.: Sweat rolled in on stretcher, IV poles showing. Sheriff’s deputy wearing bulletproof vest by door of ER. Other police clustered nearby.
4:02 p.m.: Two ambulances with a caravan of police arrive at hospital.
3:58: Press-Republican sources confirm it is Sweat and that a CERT team was at the shooting site.
3:56 p.m.: Law enforcement officers piling out of cars at Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone.
3:50 p.m.: No law enforcement injured.
3:45 p.m. Wounded man serious.
3:28 p.m. Radio report says suspect down.
Richard Matt, 49, the other convict who escaped, was shot and killed in Franklin County, New York on Friday.
“Sweat cornered in a farm field, with many Amish farms in St. L Valley, about 12 miles from where Matt was cornered, killed,” Press-Republican writer Kim Dedam tweeted at 4:30 pm eastern time.