Marshals Service issued federal arrest warrants Sunday for two convicted
killers who escaped from a maximum security prison in upstate New York
over the weekend.
The warrants charge Richard Matt and
David Sweat with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, according to
William O’Toole, a U.S. Marshals Service spokesman. The warrants clear
the way for the federal government to involve its considerable resources
in the manhunt.
serving life sentences for vicious murders, emerged through a manhole
cover 200 metres from the prison walls and made off into the night.
The pair were discovered missing from their cells Saturday morning
during a “standing count” of inmates at the Clinton Correctional
Facility in Dannemora, New York, state police said.
In this picture is the cell of 1 of escaped inmates looking at hole cut in wall as part of escape
jail, the pair cut holes in the steel walls of their cells, before
following a series of pipes and tunnels under the 10-metre-high walls of
the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York state.
|Have a nice day! A note left on the pipe the two inmates cut open as part of escape from Dannemora correctional facility|
“We’re leaving no stone unturned, all available assets are being brought to bear.”