Escaped convict David Sweat shot, taken into custody

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CONSTABLE, N.Y. — Escaped prisoner David Sweat is currently hospitalized after police shot and captured him Sunday afternoon.

According to New York State Police, Sgt. Jay Cook spotted a suspicious man walking down a roadway in the town of Constable around 3:20 p.m.

Sweat was shot twice by Cook. He was taken to Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, where his condition is unknown at this time.

CNN exclusively obtained a photo of a bloodied Sweat after he was captured. The photo shows the fugitive wearing camouflage clothing, not his prison attire.

No police officers were injured when Sweat was captured.

Sweat was incarcerated at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora for fatally shooting Broome County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Tarsia. The officer was shot more than a dozen times and run over. He had been pursuing sweat for an attempted robbery.

Sweat escaped from the maximum-security prison with Richard Matt. Guards discovered the two were missing June 6 during a routine bed check.

Matt was shot and killed Friday by police after a stand-off.

During the search, police pursued more than 2,000 tips regarding Matt and Sweat.

More than 1,200 federal, state and local law enforcement officers spent weeks patrolling various towns in upstate New York.

Franklin County Sheriff Kevin Mulverhill said Sweat was bound to make a mistake after being on the run for three weeks.

“He’s tired. He’s fatigued. He’s hungry,” said Mulverhill.

Shortly after Sweat was captured, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives sent out a tweet telling New Yorkers to “sleep peacefully.”

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