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Search For Escaped Prisoners Continues

8 June 2015
Search For Escaped Prisoners Continues

Major Charles E. Guess
Troop B Commander
The New York State Police continue to search for the two prisoners who escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York.

34-year old David P. Sweat and 48-year old Richard Matt were reported missing from the facility early Saturday.
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Approximately 300 leads have been developed since the escape was reported, and each lead is being investigated by State Police and other state, federal and local law enforcement agencies.

The State Police, in conjunction with Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Forest Rangers, U.S. Marshals, and the FBI continue to conduct grid searches of region around the facility to ensure a thorough search of the ground is completed.

The State Police currently have over 100 personnel which includes uniform, investigative and specialty units on the ground actively searching and following leads. State Police continue to coordinate with several other local, state and federal agencies. At this time, more than 250 corrections and law enforcement officers are involved in the region and additional investigative services are being applied statewide and nationally.

The State Police continue to investigate leads and tips that have been generated by this investigation. The public should make no hesitation to report any suspicious activity; that includes any sign of a trespass, burglary or vehicle larceny. Contact 911, your local law enforcement agency, or the New York State Police to report any information related to this investigation at (518) 563-3761 or 1-800-GIVETIP. Tips can also be sent by email tocrimetip@troopers.ny.gov.

Updates will continue to be posted on the New York State Police newsoom as well as our social media sites:
Twitter handle @nyspolice


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