After 14 days on the lam, jailbreaking murderer captured by heat map and badass dog

A tactical team of Pennsylvania State Police and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol closed in on escaped prisoner Danelo Cavalcante as he lay in a wooded area of South Coventry Township on Wednesday morning.

A heat signature detected by a plane sparked a seven-hour scramble to capture escaped Pennsylvania inmate Danelo Cavalcante, in a dramatic climax to the two-week manhunt.

The spotter aircraft had been forced to cut short its flight in the early hours of Wednesday due to a thunderstorm.

But before daybreak, tactical teams on the ground fanned out across the woods of South Coventry Township.

Shortly after 08:00 local time (12:00 GMT), Cavalcante had been caught.

The convicted murderer’s “crab walk” out of Chester County Prison, some 30 miles (50km) west of Philadelphia, on 31 August made headlines across the country and in his native Brazil. BBC

“Still armed with a .22 caliber rifle stolen from a homeowner’s garage this week, Cavalcante tried to crawl away through the brush and escape from the tactical units closing in, officials said in a news conference Wednesday. Then a K-9 unit bit him and held him down, and he was taken into custody.”

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