Two convicted killers escape from New York prison

Law enforcement officers with bloodhounds stand guard at one of the entrances to the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y. on Saturday, June 6, 2015. AP Photo

A frantic manhunt was on June 7 for two convicted murderers who busted out of New York state's biggest maximum security prison by cutting through cell walls with power tools and escaping along tunnels.

Killers Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, sneaked out of the all-male Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora sometime between June 5 night and early June 6, with police saying the discovery was made during morning "roll call" and warning the duo should not be approached.
They reportedly left a taunting note behind saying: "Have A Nice Day."  

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Twitter he had toured the daring route the pair took to freedom, posting images of the path the men were believed to have cut to escape.
The pair used power tools to drill through walls and pipes, he said, and left sweatshirts and other clothing in their beds as decoys to make it appear they were still in their cells.
No one has ever previously escaped from the maximum security portion of the prison, which opened in 1845, according to Cuomo.
"These are two dangerous individuals, one was incarcerated for killing a sheriff, so these are dangerous people," said Cuomo, who canceled a scheduled appearance at the Belmont Stakes horse race to instead travel to the prison.
"And they are nothing to be trifled with."  

He added: "By definition, it was an extraordinary act,"  

More than 200 law enforcement officers were deployed in the frantic search, assisted by a variety of tactical support, including K-9 units, SWAT teams and helicopters.
Heavily armed police set up road blocks in an attempt to hunt down the two men.
Matt and Sweat were found missing during a 5:30 am bed...

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