ABC NEWS: Bloodhounds May Have Picked Up Escaped Inmates’ Scent

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A possible break in the case.

Police are closing down roads and surrounding this wooded area, just three miles from the prison

After a source tell ABC News, bloodhounds picked up the two fugitives’ scents Wednesday night, leading officers to find an area they believe 34-year-old David Sweat and 48-year-old Richard Matt may have camped out.

“There is a potential that the two escapees had been there, we use the expression ‘bedding down’ in that location for a period of time,” Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie said.

Still, investigators are looking into the 500 other leads that have come in since the men broke out of the Clinton Correction Facility this weekend.

Officers also warning people in Vermont to look out, after learning the convicted killers may talked about heading to campgrounds there.

“Honestly, it’s been in the back of my mind,” Rebecca Perkins, Vermont Camper, said.

Police are still questioning a prison worker they say befriended the inmates, trying to figure out if she helped them get the tools used in their escape.

The mother of one of the convicts begs him to surrender.

“Get back where you belong before you get hurt,” David Sweat’s Mother Pamela Sweat said.

A former accomplice of the other fugitive, Matt too afraid to show his face today warns just how dangerous he can be.

“He is very evil. There is no telling what his mindset is and what he will do next,” Lee Bates, Former Accomplice of Richard Matt, said.

Especially in this search area they are taking the threat very seriously. They are putting out robo-calls Wednesday night to people living in the area telling them to stay in their homes and today several schools nearby are closed as a precaution.

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