Po­lice: Last es­capee could have hard time

The Washington Post Sunday - - POLITICS & THE NATION -

With his part­ner killed, the sur­viv­ing con­victed mur­derer who pulled off an elab­o­rate es­cape from a max­i­mum-se­cu­rity prison three weeks ago could have a tougher time elud­ing an army of searchers scour­ing thick woods in north­ern New York, po­lice said Satur­day.

Richard Matt was fa­tally shot Fri­day, and David Sweat re­mained on the lam Satur­day, with about 1,200 searchers fo­cused on 22 square miles en­com­pass­ing thick forests and brush around where Matt was killed.

“Now it’s a one-man show, and it makes it more dif­fi­cult for him,” Clin­ton County Sher­iff David Favro said.

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