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General News    H3'ed 6/28/15

Law enforcement sources: Prison escapee David Sweat shot and captured near Canadian border

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The hunt for prison escapee David Sweat ended Sunday afternoon in a small town five miles north of Malone when he was cornered and shot by state troopers. Law enforcement sources who spoke to the Times Union said it's unclear whether Sweat -- who was injured and taken away in an ambulance -- was armed or returned fire. No law enforcement officers are being reported as injured.
Sweat was captured a few miles from the Canadian border as search teams combed a 22-square-mile area where they said they were confident Sweat was still contained. State Police cruisers flanked an ambulance that raced south with emergency lights flashing toward Malone just before 4 p.m. Sunday, heading away from the area where the gunshots were reported.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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