Manhunt over as second escaped NY inmate shot, captured

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NEW YORK: A convicted murderer who escaped from a maximum-security New York prison three weeks ago was shot and captured Sunday, bringing an end to an intense manhunt that saw his fellow escapee shot dead. David Sweat was apprehended just 1.5 miles (three kilometers) south of the Canadian border and taken to hospital for treatment. Officials said he was in stable condition. His capture wraps up a multimillion-dollar manhunt that saw up to 1,300 law enforcement officers at a time scouring the rugged, remote area around the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York after Sweat and Richard Matt busted out on June 6. Matt was shot dead by a federal agent on Friday. An autopsy showed he was shot three times in the head.

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