Danelo Cavalcante, the murderer who escaped from a Pennsylvania prison, has been taken into custody and is alive following a 14-day manhunt, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
He was captured just before 8:15 AM on Wednesday in northern Chester County. Details of the capture were not released prior to a scheduled press conference at 9:30.
Since he broke out of the Chester County Prison, Cavalcante had been on the run since August 31. He managed to slip out by scaling a wall to get to the roof and pushing through razor wire before jumping down to a less secure area to make his getaway.
Officials said Tuesday that Cavalcante had stolen a .22-caliber rifle from a person’s open garage.
Cavalcante is also wanted in his native Brazil on homicide charges. His capture came as a relief to residents of Pocopson Township, Pennsylvania, who had been told to stay alert. Several schools within the area also briefly canceled classes amid the search.