Caught convict David Sweat was in "critical but stable" after his capture, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday, as RadarOnline.com looks at the latest in this story.
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Sweat remained hospitalized at Albany Medical Center Monday, after he was finally caught Sunday near the U.S.-Canada border after more than three weeks on the lam. He'll be charged with escape and burglary among other charges, according to Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie.
Police Sgt. Jay Cook was hailed as a hero for ending the intense manhunt when he shot the convicted cop-killer twice, in Constable, N.Y., two days after Sweat's partner-in-crime Richard Matt was fatally shot in nearby Malone.
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Sweat's apprehension came as a huge relief to upstate locals and more than 1,300 police seeking the escaped killer, as Cuomo said "the nightmare is finally over."
Locals such as Verba Bontrager (seen here) had their lives turned upside down amid the unrest of murderers on the loose, and contestant checkpoints and searches from law enforcement.
Superintendent Joseph D'Amico, flanked by the governor, told reporters he assumed Sweat "was going for the border" when the killer was caught in the remote upstate town.
Ambulances rushed Sweat to safety after the murderer took two gunshots to the chest, marking the end of the exhausting search. Sweat was airlifted from Potsdam to Albany Medical Center Sunday night, authorities said.
A group of the officers dispatched upstate soaked in cheers from citizens after the duo Cuomo called "dangerous, dangerous men" were accounted for.
Wayne Schimpf -- the half-brother of Sweat's running mate, Richard Matt -- told WKBW he was relieved after Matt had been gunned down by cops Friday. "I was in a way hoping this was the outcome," he told the station.
With Sweat in custody, more attention will fall on Joyce Mitchell, the Clinton Correctional Facility prison instructor who helped the men in their breakout, according to authorities. Mitchell was purportedly romantically involved with Sweat, former inmates at the facility said.
An outset of the Clinton Correctional Facility where the men fled from June 6; it was unknown early Monday if Sweat would be returned to the facility he broke out of.