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Escaped Inmate David Sweat Shot Near Canadian Border

Escaped murderer David Sweat has been shot and is now in custody according to law enforcement.
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Good news for the residents living in the area of this manhunt: Escapee David Sweat shot, in custody:

Escaped murderer David Sweat has been shot and is in custody, multiple law enforcement sources briefed on the investigation told CNN on Sunday.

He was taken into custody close to the Canadian border in New York, they said.One law enforcement source said that Sweat was being taken to a hospital. His condition was not immediately clear. Nor was it clear exactly how he was caught.

The arrest wraps up a more than three-week hunt for Sweat and his prison-break partner, Richard Matt. Matt was shot dead Friday.

Sweat was imprisoned at the Clinton Correctional Facility for shooting dead an officer who pursued him after a robbery he committed.


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