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2nd escaped inmate in New York prison break shot, captured

2nd escaped inmate in New York prison break shot, captured

A three-week manhunt that began when two convicted murderers staged a brazen prison break involving stolen power tools and hacksaw blades hidden in frozen hamburger meat ended Sunday when a single state police sergeant spotted a suspicious man walking down on a rural road near the Canadian border. David Sweat's capture came two days after his fellow escapee, Richard Matt, was killed in a confrontation with law enforcement while holding a shotgun. Sweat was unarmed when he was shot twice by Sgt. Jay Cook as the fugitive ran for a tree line. "If you were writing a movie plot, they would say that this was overdone," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. Cook, a 21-year veteran, was alone...

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