Search for New York State Prison Escapees Enters Day 2 [VIDEO]

More than 250 officers from numerous law enforcement agencies were monitoring checkpoints and searching mountainous upstate New York terrain Sunday in hopes of catching two convicted murderers who executed an elaborate escape from a maximum security prison the day before.

The stunning breakout was the first for the maximum security portion of Clinton Correctional Facility since the Dannemora, New York, prison opened 150 years ago.

Richard Matt, 48, who killed and dismembered his boss in 1997, and David Sweat, 34, who killed a sheriff’s deputy in 2002, used power tools to gain access to catwalks, then a series of pipes and tunnels, which led to a manhole a block away from the prison, according to authorities.

New York State Prison Escapees Search Enters Second Day