NY maximum-security prison is not so maximum-security: 2 murders escaped

NY maximum-security prison is not so maximum-security: 2 murders escaped

From a maximum-security prison in upstate New York, near the Canadian border, escaped two convicted murders on Saturday.

From a maximum-security prison in upstate New York, near the Canadian border, escaped two convicted murders on Saturday.

Authorities warned that those two are very dangerous and should not be approached. The fist one is a 48-year-old Richard Matt and the second is 34-year-old David Sweat, according to New York police department.

Police also revealed that Sweat was convicted of killing a sheriff’s deputy in a Broom County in 2002. He was life-sentenced without parole due to the first-degree murder. Matt got a 25-year sentence after he kidnapped a man and beat him to death in 1997.

Richard Matt, 48, left, and David Sweat, 34, right

Richard Matt, 48, left, and David Sweat, 34, right

The escape was detected during the morning bed check, when the lack of those two men appeared at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, according to state police.

All roads in the area near the prison, which is situated about 20 miles from the Canadian border, were barricaded with roadblocks.

Sweat is a 5-foot-11 and 165-pound white male, who has brown hair and green eyes. Besides, there are tattoos on his left bicep and his right fingers.
Matt also has several tattoos including the words ‘Mexico Forever’ on his back, a heart on his chest and left shoulder, while on a right shoulder there is a Marine Corps insignia. He is 6-foot white male and weights 210 pounds. Matt has black hair and hazel eyes.

A news conference was planned to be held in the prison by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo later Saturday.

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