Convicted murderer and escaped inmate David Sweat was shot and captured near the Canadian border Sunday, multiple New York State officials with knowledge of the investigation and manhunt told NBC News. He was listed in critical condition Sunday night.
"The nightmare is finally over," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a news conference late Sunday. "It took 22 days, but ... let's give a big applause to the men and women of law enforcement who did a great job."
The news comes more than three weeks after Sweat broke free from Clinton Correctional Facility, and two days after Richard Matt, 49, the man he escaped with, was killed by law enforcement.