Search for Escaped Inmates Shifts to Town 30 Miles Away

State and federal law officers searching for two killers who used power tools to break out of a maximum-security prison converged on a small town 30 miles away Tuesday after getting a report of a possible sighting. Dozens of officers lined up shoulder-to-shoulder made their way through a pasture and woods in the town of Willsboro while a helicopter hovered above. Other searchers walked nearby railroad tracks. Investigators have fielded numerous tips since the weekend escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, close to the Canadian border, but appeared to have jumped hardest on this one. David Sweat, 34, and Richard Matt, 48, cut through a steel wall, broke through bricks and crawled through a steam pipe before emerging through a manhole outside the prison grounds.



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