An intense two-week manhunt resulted in the capture of escaped prisoner Danelo Cavalcante, Pennsylvania State Police said on Wednesday.
“This is an announcement from the Pennsylvania State Police. The investigation into Danelo Cavalcante is complete. A reverse 911 call made to locals announced that the subject was now in police custody, according to CNN.
The killer had escaped after a two-week manhunt, but authorities had finally caught him. In Chester County’s South Coventry Township, where police revealed the 34-year-old fugitive was armed, the manhunt’s recent attention was concentrated.
Schools were closed and locals were informed as the search was underway in the area, about 20 miles north of the prison from which he had escaped.
The lieutenant of the Pennsylvania State Police Col. George Bivens said On Monday night, Cavalcante, showed up at a homeowner’s garage without a shirt on. According to reports, he hurried inside the garage and grabbed a rifle chambered in.22 caliber.
The homeowner shot his pistol as the fugitive made his getaway, but Bivens said at a news conference on Tuesday that there is no evidence the fugitive was hurt.
“We think he’s in trouble,”. He declared, “We view him as dangerous. “I would think that he would be desperate enough to use that weapon. “.
South Coventry Township experienced a significant increase in police activity as a result of the incident. Residents there received emergency reverse 911 calls advising them to secure their residences and stay inside because Cavalcante was armed.
Approximately 500 law enforcement personnel, including members of the Pennsylvania State Police, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the FBI, and US Marshals, were actively involved in the extensive manhunt for Cavalcante.