Convicted murderer and prison escapee David Sweat was captured near the Canadian border Sunday by a New York state police officer.
Sweat was shot twice and wounded, and into custody, according to the New York State Police. He was spotted by New York State Police Sgt. Jay Cook at about 3:30 p.m. in the town of Constable, less than six miles from the Canadian border.
Cook shot Sweat twice in the torso. He was transported to the Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, New York. His condition is unknown, according to police.
Sweat's capture comes 22 days after he and fellow inmate Richard Matt escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility, and two days after Matt was shot an killed by a Border Patrol Agent in the town of Malone, New York.
New York state police said Friday that investigators believed the inmates were attempting to cross the Canadian border. Sweat's capture and Matt's death bring an end to the 3-week manhunt that included as many as 1,300 law enforcement officers.
The exhaustive search began when Matt and Sweat broke out from the maximum security portion of the Dannemora prison on June 6 in a sophisticated and brazen plan in which the prisoners cut holes in the backs of their cells with power tools.
Two prison workers have been arrested in connection with the escape.
Joyce Mitchell, who worked as an instructor in the prison's tailor shop, was arrested June 12 and charged with a felony count of promoting prison contraband and a misdemeanor count of criminal facilitation. She was planning to be a getaway driver for the inmates after the early morning break out, but got cold feet, officials have said.
A prison guard Gene Palmer was later arrested and charged with promoting prison contraband in the first degree, two counts of tampering with physical evidence and one count of official misconduct. Palmer told police that he allowed the prisoners outside of their cells and gave them supplies but never thought they would escape.