Manhunt for two New York prison escapees enters day eight

Manhunt for two New York prison inmates who escaped the maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora continues.

CADYVILLE, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (JUNE 13, 2015) (NBC) – Hundreds of law enforcement agents entered the eighth day hunting for two upstate New York prison escapees focused their search on Saturday (June 13) a few miles from the maximum security facility where they broke out last week, police said.

Convicted murderers Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, escaped from the maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York through underground pipes and a manhole. They were discovered missing early on Saturday.

More than 500 law enforcement officers, along with sniffer dogs and aviation units, were involved in the manhunt, along with the FBI and other agencies, New York State Police said.

A stretch of highway in Dannemora just miles from the prison was off-limits to traffic and schools in the Saranac Central School District were closed due to the search, officials said.

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