Prison break: Police converge on southwestern NY county – CNN

(CNN)The manhunt for two escaped murderers took authorities to southwestern New York on Saturday.

State Police said they were following leads in Allegany County in the search for Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 35.

A law enforcement source briefed on the prisoner investigation told CNN there was a credible sighting of the escapees near the town of Friendship, just north of the Pennsylvania border.

State police, however, called it an “unconfirmed sighting.”

The sheriff’s office said someone called in a tip that led authorities to tracks that police were following to see whether they led to the two convicted killers.

Heavily armed police and law enforcement agents were walking along a railroad near Friendship, another source told CNN. State police said two men were spotted near the rail line earlier.


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