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Malone, NY - Prison Break: Search Intensifies With 1000 Officers On Lookout As Escaped Killers Spotted Overnight

Published on: June 23, 2015 09:23 AM
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Corrections officers stop a vehicle as the search for two escaped prisoners from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora continues Monday, June 22, 2015, in Owls Head, N.Y. Searchers on Monday swarmed the heavily wooded area about 20 miles west of the maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)Corrections officers stop a vehicle as the search for two escaped prisoners from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora continues Monday, June 22, 2015, in Owls Head, N.Y. Searchers on Monday swarmed the heavily wooded area about 20 miles west of the maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Malone, NY - Escaped killers Richard Matt and David Sweat were spotted late Monday night at Upper Titus Mountain above Studley Hill Road, less than 30 miles from Dannemora the Press-Republican newspaper reports.

More than 1,000 officers from multiple agencies are helping with the search centered Tuesday about 20 miles south of the Canadian border. Police were using dogs and helicopters to aid in their search for the two Clinton County Correctional Facility inmates.

Helicopters continuously circled that area from around 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

A woman who didn’t want her named used because she is a retired State Police officer said colleagues told her Matt and Sweat were spotted overnight not far from her home on Johnson Road, where a helicopter had circled for hours.

“They were pretty sure they were right in here because they saw them. That’s what I was told,” she said, adding that her dogs were agitated until 2:30 a.m. by the continual chopper noise overhead and that the animals were exhausted this morning.

“I know they (the fugitives) were in the woods last night, and they were pretty sure they were right in here,” she said, gesturing to the southwest about 6:20 a.m.

Authorities are asking people in the rural area to report any suspicious activity


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 Jun 23, 2015 at 11:34 AM Teddybear Says:

Nu oldtimer, still waiting for the zooming in

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 Jun 23, 2015 at 01:05 PM Anonymous Says:

They probably did see somthing, ethier
UFO's or mabey elvis who knows...

While searching can u please look for alaysia airlines 370 as well

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 Jun 23, 2015 at 02:39 PM yaakov doe Says:

Maybe the wolves will get to them before the searchers.

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