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Danelo Cavalcante captured, Pennsylvania police say: NPR

A surveillance camera captured Danelo Cavalcante walking through Longwood Gardens Botanical Park last week.

Chester County Prosecutor

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Chester County Prosecutor

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.


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