MALONE, N.Y. (AP) – Police are again shifting the focus of their search for two convicted murderers who escaped from a maximum-security prison in northern New York three weeks ago.
Hundreds of law enforcement officers have spent most of the past week concentrating on a heavily wooded area 20 miles west of Clinton Correctional Facility, where David Sweat and Richard Matt broke out June 6TH. Authorities say DNA evidence confirmed the fugitives had been inside a hunting camp near the hamlet of Mountain View.
By Friday morning, fewer officers were around the hamlet while others were searching a few miles north in the town of Malone, near the Canadian border.
A small contingent of New York state troopers is stationed along power lines in the town, and motorists have to pass through a checkpoint.