It’s been a long three weeks.
Now, police officials can finally celebrate. Prison Escapee David Sweat has been captured and is headed back to jail. Buzzfeed News reports,
“At approximately 3:20 p.m. on June 28, Technical Sgt. Jay Cook, a member of the New York State Police, spotted a suspicious man walking down a roadway in the town of Constable,” police said.
“Sgt. Cook shot and injured Clinton Correctional Facility escapee David Sweat. Sweat was taken into police custody alive, then taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.”
New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico said Cook first spotted Sweat jogging down a road about a mile and a half from the Canadian border. The trooper called out to the man, who first ignored him. Sweat then turned around, Cook recognized him, and the convicted killer fled, D’Amico said.
Cook followed Sweat through a field before opening fire, D’Amico said.
“[Cook] realized Sweat was going to make it to a treeline and possibly disappear,” D’Amico said.
Sweat was struck twice in the torso, and by Sunday evening, he was expected to survive.
After capturing David, he was sent to the local hospital for his injuries. Now, he is finally heading back to jail.
The escape made by David and Matt has led to three members of the prisons’ executive team and 9 security officers being placed on leave. To make matters even worse, the pair also reportedly ran a dry run the night before.
Thankfully, the two were found before any harm could be done to anyone else.