Submitted by ub on Sun, 06/28/2015 - 21:07

The first one was previously shot in the heat and killed. The second NY prisoner, David Sweat has been captured. He is one of two convicted murderers who escaped from a maximum security New York prison earlier this month.

Area residents are breathing a sigh of relief, but most Americans wonder why it took three weeks?

ABC News: Escaped prisoner David Sweat captured, under control of law enforcement via @ABC7NY

Escaped Inmate David Sweat Shot Near Canadian Border via @nbcnews

NY prison escape: David Sweat can avoid getting shot if he surrenders, sheriff says via @masslivenews

David Sweat, escaped New York prisoner, captured by police: reports

CNN: Escapee David Sweat shot, in custody