Second New York prison escapee has been shot and taken into custody, sources say

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NEW YORK – Sources say the second suspect, David Sweat, from a New York prison escape in early June has been shot and taken into police custody.

Sweat was transported to the Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, New York, after being shot, an officer at the hospital told CNN. Sweat appears to be the only person shot during his apprehension, the officer said.

On Friday, the first escapee, Richard Matt, was killed by police in an area near the Canadian border.

Police say over 1,200 law enforcement officers were working over the last few days to catch Sweat after Matt was killed.

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