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After Two Week Manhunt, PA Police Take Danelo Cavalcante Into Custody

Cavalcante was clad in a gray Eagles hooded sweatshirt and led by law enforcement.

Pennsylvania State Police announced Wednesday morning that they had captured Danelo Cavalcante, the convicted murderer who escaped from Chester County Prison August 30th.

He was taken into custody without incident on day 14 of the manhunt after evading hundreds of law enforcement personnel for nearly two weeks.

A news conference with Pennsylvania State Police is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in Kennett Square. Images from Chopper 3 showed a crew of officers in camoflauge escorting him.

Pennsylvania State Police, along with other authorities, surrounded Cavalcante in northern Chester County in the area of South Coventry Township. In photos, #Cavalcante wore in a gray Eagles hooded sweatshirt as multiple law enforcement officers led him away.

The manhunt spanned several parts of Chester County after being spotted several times by residents or law enforcement.

Cavalcante was spotted 1.5 miles away from the prison in Pocopson Township days after escaping. He was then spotted in the Longwood Gardens area on two different occasions throughout the search.


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