Escaped Pennsylvania killer caught

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Escaped murderer Danelo Cavalcante was captured Wednesday after an almost two-week manhunt through heavily wooded terrain that slowed both searchers and the fleeing prisoner, officials said.

Cavalcante, a 34-year-old convicted killer who broke out of prison Aug. 31, was in custody Wednesday morning, Pennsylvania State Police said.

He was seen exiting an armored vehicle wearing a foil blanket and entering a police barracks shortly before 9 a.m.

His capture comes one day after police set up an 8- to 10-square-mile perimeter following sightings of the convict Monday evening.

A motorist reported seeing a man crouched in the wood line along the south side of Fairview Road west of Route 100 and responding teams later found his prison shoes.

That same night a call came in from a homeowner who said they opened fire at Cavalcante after finding him stealing a rifle in their garage. Police said the inmate was unharmed in that incident.


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