CONSTABLE, N.Y. (AP) – U.S. Sen Charles Schumer says there are no reports any officers were hurt in the shooting and arrest of the second convicted killer who broke out of a maximum-security prison three weeks ago.
Schumer says federal law enforcement officials told him David Sweat was shot twice and coughing up blood as he was taken to a hospital.
Franklin County Sheriff Kevin Mulverhill says Sweat was shot by law enforcement officers in the upstate New York town of Constable. That’s about two miles south of the Canadian border.
Sweat and Richard Matt had been the subject of an intense manhunt since their June 6 escape from a prison about 30 miles away. Matt was shot and killed by authorities on Friday.