Second NY prison escapee ‘caught’ near Canadian border

David P. Sweat was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the death of Kevin Tarsia.

David P. Sweat was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the death of Kevin Tarsia.

Second New York State prison escapee David Sweat is in custody after being shot by police, US media report.

They say Sweat, a convicted murderer, was captured near the Canadian border.

His prison-break partner Richard Matt was killed by police on Friday.

The two murderers escaped three weeks ago from the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora through the sewer system after using power tools to break out of their cell.

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