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New York manhunt for escaped killers focuses on area near prison

New York manhunt for escaped killers focuses on area near prison

As the search for two escaped killers stretched into its sixth day, investigators concentrated their efforts Thursday morning on an area near the maximum-security prison in upstate New York where the men had been held. Officials closed roads and local schools Thursday near Dannemora, N.Y., where convicted murderers Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, had put dummies in their prison beds and used power tools to escape the Clinton Correctional Facility. The area is about 20 miles south of the Canadian border and 10 miles west of Lake Champlain, which forms part of the border between New York and Vermont. The New York State Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment on...

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