New York Offers $100K Reward For Escaped Convicts
Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped the Clinton Correctional Facility over the weekend using power tools, crawling through pipes to get outside.By Matt Moreno | June 8, 2015
New York authorities are offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of two convicts who escaped a maximum security prison over the weekend.
Officials say 48-year-old Richard Matt and 34-year-old David Sweat used power tools to escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility either late Friday or early Saturday. Both are serving sentences for murder.
"This is the first escape from the maximum security portion of the institution ever since 1865. By definition, it was an extraordinary act," New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said.