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Authorities Descend on New York Town in Pursuit of Prison Escapees

Jun 09, 2015

Authorities converged Tuesday on the small upstate New York town of Willsboro in search of Richard Matt and David Sweat, the convicted murderers who busted out of a maximum-security prison over the weekend with power tools.

Beau Duffy, a spokesman for the New York State Police, told NBC News that police responded with a heavy ground and aviation presence Tuesday after they got a specific tip from the Willsboro area, which is across Lake Champlain from Burlington, Vermont, and about 40 miles southeast of Clinton Correctional Facility, from which the men escaped overnight Friday.

FBI agents, state troopers, forest rangers, sheriff's...

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