Dannemora Escapee David Sweat Being Treated at Albany Medical Center [PHOTOS] [VIDEO]
UPDATE: 06/29/2015 4:04am David Sweat was transported to Albany Medical Center overnight. He is listed in critical condition.
Authorities say it was impossible to send him via Medevac to the hospital, but weather conditions made it impossible to fly.
UPDATE: 06/28/2015 8:48pm David Sweat is listed in stable condition after receiving two bullets to his torso.
UPDATE: 06/28/2015 7:13pm At a press conference Governor Andrew Cuomo says of the manhunt, "We couldn't have a better ending." Video of the press conference is below. [Note: A photo obtained by WIBX of David Sweat in custody is graphic. The photo appears below.]
New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico says Sergeant Jay Cook, the trooper who recognized then shot and captured Sweat after he is said to have started to run away on foot, is being commended by all.
UPDATE: 06/28/2017 7:01pm WIBX has received a photo of David Sweat. It appears in the story below. NOTE: The photo in the story is graphic.
Governor Cuomo Press Conference on Capture of David Sweat:
UPDATE: 067/28/2017 5:36pm David P. Sweat is being treated at Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, New York.
UPDATE: 067/28/2017 4:41pm New York State Police say that David Sweat was shot and is being treated at a hospital for a gunshot wound.
According to a written release, troopers say that at approximately 3:20pm "...Sergeant Jay Cook of the New York State Police spotted a suspicious man walking down a roadway in the Town of Constable. Sergeant 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. His condition is unknown at this time."
UPDATE: 067/28/2017 4:25pm Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie is confirming that suspect David Sweat is now in custody.
Multiple media outlets are reporting that unidentified sources have said that Dannemora escapee David Sweat has been shot and captured alive.
This is a developing story and we will bring you more information as soon as it is available.
New York State Police have, meanwhile released a statement on the autopsy conducted on the body of Richard Matt, the escapee from Clinton Correctional Facility who was shot and killed on Friday, June 26, 2015.
The statement reads as follows:
"On June 27, 2015, an autopsy was conducted on the remains of Richard Matt at Albany Medical Center.
Dr. Michael Sikirica determined the cause of death to be severe skull fractures and brain injuries due to gunshot wounds to the head.
An examination of the body revealed bug bites on the lower extremities, blisters, and minor abrasions consistent with living in the woods for three weeks.
A preliminary investigation revealed a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Tactical Unit member discharged several rounds from a semi-automatic weapon striking Matt in the head three times.
Toxicology results are pending."
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