Last N.M. Escapee Captured

Associated Press

Police with dogs today captured a murderer whose girlfriend allegedly hijacked the helicopter used in an aerial prison breakout that was foiled by other copters after a wild two-hour chase, authorities said.

Daniel Mahoney, 30, was caught early this morning near Los Lunas after a corrections officer spotted his trail and called a canine unit, which tracked him along the Rio Grande, said state police Sgt. John Balderston. The two other Penitentiary of New Mexico inmates who escaped Monday morning with Mahoney, his girlfriend and the hijacked pilot also were in custody today.

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