One of two convicted killers who escaped from an upstate New York maximum-security prison was killed Friday by law enforcement officers near the Canadian border, according to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Richard Matt was killed, Cuomo said. David Sweat's whereabouts are unknown.
“We have no reason to believe that Mr. Sweat was not with Mr. Matt at that time [of the shooting], but we don't have any confirming evidence that he was, either,” the governor said. “There are several leads that are being tracked down as we speak.”
Matt was killed in a wooded area in the town of Malone, about 40 miles west of...