House searches resume near prison where 2 killers escaped

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WILLSBORO, N.Y. (AP) – Authorities say they’re resuming searches of northern New York homes located near the maximum-security prison where two killers escaped using power tools.

State Police say the fifth day of searching will include going from house to house in Dannemora, where David Sweat and Richard Matt cut their way out of Clinton Correctional Facility.

Troopers say the house searches aren’t the result of any new leads.

Law enforcement officials also renewed their plea for the public’s help in reporting anything unusual in the area since the prison break, which was discovered early Saturday.

A search Tuesday in a rural town about 30 miles from the prison turned up no sign of the convicts. The search was prompted by reports of two men seen walked along a road in Willsboro.

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