PHILADELPHIA— Did the escaped New York killers make it to the City of Brotherly Love?
A Philadelphia cab driver says he picked up two men matching the descriptions of missing inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat around 4:15 a.m. Thursday and dropped them off at the city’s Amtrak station.
WCAU-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1FL7QzX) police are questioning the cab driver.
The 48-year-old Matt and 34-year-old Sweat were discovered missing Saturday.
Authorities say they used power tools to cut through a steel wall and break through bricks at the 3,000-inmate Clinton Correctional Facility in far northern New York.
They say the men crawled through a steam pipe to a manhole outside the prison, about 20 miles from the Canadian border.
Matt and Sweat were serving life sentences for murder.