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State Police Still Search for Escaped Prisoners

New York State Police are reminding the public to remain vigilant as searches continue for prison escapees...

Authorities are still searching primarily in the Dannemora area for prisoners Richard Matt and David Sweat as leads and tips continue to come in across the state.

Yesterday police have narrowed their search to Friendship, New York in allegany county where there was reports of a possible sighting of the duo.

Authorities said they received reports of two sightings of the men in Steuben County last weekend.

But the sightings are unconfirmed and came from two separate individuals.

Richard Matt and David Sweat have been on the run for 16 days since their escape from Clinton Correctional facility.
Police remind the public these men are considered dangerous and not to hesitate to report any suspicious activity including any signs of a trespass, burglary or vehicle larceny.