How Police Captured Escaped Killer in Pennsylvania | Time

After a nearly two-week manhunt, Danelo Cavalcante, a convicted murderer who escaped a Pennsylvania prison late last month, was taken into custody Wednesday morning.

Cavalcante, 34, escaped from Chester County Prison on Aug. 31. Pennsylvania State Police conducted a search across the surrounding heavily wooded areas, but authorities did not capture him until they identified an 8-to 10-square-mile perimeter in northern Chester County where Cavalcante was last spotted on Tuesday.

Authorities said they used heat-seeking technology and a police dog to help with the search after a burglar alarm went off in the early hours of Wednesday morning in the area where Cavalcante was last seen. Cavalcante had a stolen rifle in his possession when he was captured, but did not shoot, Lt. Colonel George Bivens said during a Wednesday press conference.

Full story: How Police Captured Escaped Killer in Pennsylvania | Time

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *