Manhunt on For Two Convicted Murderers (Richard Matt & David Sweat) Who Escaped from Maximum-Security Prison Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, NY (Update: Using Power Tools to Drill out of their Cells)
THE MANHUNT IS ON FOR RICHARD MATT AND DAVID SWEAT, TWO CONVICTED MURDERERS WHO ESCAPED FROM PRISON IN UPDATE NEW YORK …
Two convicted murderers, 48 year old Richard Matt and 34 year old David Sweat, have escaped from the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York. According to reports, the two men were unaccounted for during morning bed check at 5:30 AM Saturday. According to authorities, they escaped the facility by climbing through a series of tunnels and exiting through a manhole. New York state authorities state that both men are considered to be a danger to the public and should not be approached. Here is a VIDEO showing the size of Clinton Correctional Facility that hold 2400.
David Sweat (left) – Richard Matt (right)
Two convicted murderers escaped from a maximum-security prison near the Canadian border in upstate New York, authorities said Saturday.
Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, are dangerous and should not be approached, New York state police warned.
Sweat is serving a sentence of life without parole after he was convicted of first-degree murder for killing a Broome County sheriff’s deputy in 2002. Matt is serving a sentence of 25 years to life for kidnapping a man and beating him to death in 1997.
The two men were unaccounted for during morning bed check at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, state police said.
Physical descriptions of the two escaped convicts.
David Sweat is a 5-foot-11 white male with brown hair and green eyes, weighing 165 pounds, police said. He has tattoos on his left bicep and his right fingers.
Richard Matt is a 6-foot white male with black hair and hazel eyes, according to police. He weighs 210 pounds and has tattoos including “Mexico Forever” on his back, a heart on his chest and left shoulder and a Marine Corps insignia on his right shoulder.
UPDATE I: New York State Police Facebook.
On June 6, at 5:45 a.m. the New York State Police received a call from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora regarding two prisoners that were unaccounted for during a 5:30 a.m. bed check. The State Police are now currently searching for the two escaped prisoners.
Richard Matt, 48 years old, a white male, 6’ tall, 210 pounds, with black hair and hazel eyes. He has tattoos on back “Mexico Forever”, a heart on his chest and left shoulder, and a marine corps insignia on his right shoulder.
David Sweat, 34 years old, white male, 5’11” tall, 165 pounds, brown hair and green eyes. He has tattoos on his left bicep and his right fingers.
Both are considered to be a danger to the public. If located DO NOT approach them. Contact 911 or the New York State Police immediately at (518) 563-3761.
Sweat is serving a sentence of life without parole following his conviction in Broome County for one count of Murder 1st Degree after he caused the death of a Broome County Sheriff’s Deputy on July 4, 2002. Sweat was transferred to Clinton Correctional on October 30, 2003.
Matt is serving a sentence of 25 years to life following his conviction in Niagara County for three counts of murder, three counts of kidnapping, and two counts of robbery after he kidnapped a male victim and caused his death by beating him on December 3, 1997. Matt was transferred to Clinton Correctional on July 10, 2008.
Anyone in the Dannemora area should contact the New York State Police if they saw or heard anything early this morning, or find that they have a vehicle which is unaccounted for.
It appears the two convicted murderers who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, NY did not use a rock hammer like Andy Dufresne in the movie, ‘The Shawshank Redemption,’ but power tools instead.
Duping guards with dummies fashioned out of sweatshirts and using power tools to drill out of their cells, the men escaped late Friday or early Saturday, emerging on the other side of the prison’s 30-foot-tall walls.
In an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” broadcast early Sunday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said that investigators were trying to determine how the two men managed to acquire the tools – and use them – to drill through steel walls, pipes and stone walls in fashioning a subterranean escape route without detection.
But, even more pressing, the governor said, was the manhunt.
“The first order of business is to get these killers back,” the governor said.
Baffled New York state officials announced a $100,000 reward Sunday for the capture of two murderers who used power tools to pull off an astonishing escape from a maximum-security prison near the Canadian border.
That’s $50,000 for information leading to the arrest of each fugitive: Richard Matt, 48, who kidnapped a man, beat him to death and dismembered him in 1997, and David Sweat, 34, who killed a sheriff’s deputy in 2002.