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