After eluding a manhunt for about two weeks, convicted murderer Danelo Cavalcante was captured, Pennsylvania State Police announced Wednesday morning.
Police did not immediately provide details. A press conference is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. ET.
Since Cavalcante escaped from the Chester County Jail on Aug. 31, his encounters with the armed and dangerous man have repeatedly set off alarms, as he stole a vehicle, gun and other items as he fled the authorities.
From Tuesday evening, the police said they believed the escaped inmate was in an area of South Coventry Township (northwest of Philadelphia), where he was seen “shirtless and wearing blue pants, carrying a stolen .22 rifle with a flashlight “.
Cavalcante escaped by “crabbing” the walls of a narrow passageway – a scene that was captured on video. He escaped from the Chester County Jail while preparing to be transferred to a state prison, where he will serve a life sentence for the murder of his ex-girlfriend.