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Philly Cabbie Thinks He May Have Picked Up Prison Escapees

Sumner Park Contributor

PHILADELPHIA – A cab driver says he may have picked up two men who matched the identities of the two convicted killers who escaped from a maximum-security New York prison earlier this week, according to NBC affiliate WCAU.

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The cab driver told police that he picked up two men, possibly the escaped prisoners 48-year-old Richard Matt and 34-year-old David Sweat, at Broad and Vine streets around 4:15 a.m. and dropped them off in downtown Philadelphia on Thursday.

The police said that the cabbie called 911 two fares later.

The preliminary investigations led to no conclusion where the killers are hiding, but Philadelphia Police will continue to question the cab driver and look into video surveillance.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsay told WCAU that there have been several alleged sightings of the killers in different cities, so this should not be taken too seriously yet.

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