Officers with bloodhounds at one of the entrances to the Clinton Correctional Facility on Saturday. Credit Gabe Dickens/Press-Republican, via Associated Press
Two convicted murders escaped from a maximum-security prison in upstate New York sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning, authorities said.
Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, escaped the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, by using power tools to cut through a steel wall, leading them through a series of tunnels until they reached a manhole outside prison walls, police said.
The men even left a note on one of the tunnels reading, ‘Have a nice day’, accompanied with a smiley face, for authorities to later find.
It was discovered that the two were missing during the 5.30am inmate ‘standing count’, New York State Police said in a Facebook post. They had last been seen at the 10.30pm standing count the night before…