Philly Cabbie: Passengers Matched Description of NY Escapees

June 11, 2015 Updated: June 11, 2015
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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.