finally an end to the manhunt that kept thousands of people on edge for nearly two weeks outside Philadelphia. Convicted murderer Danilo Cavalcante was captured, surrounded, and surprised by a tactical team.
When he tried to call away with his stolen rifle, it was a police dog that took him down. LED away in handcuffs to an armored vehicle tonight, back behind bars, the U.S.
US Marshals are sharing this photo of the moment he was taken down. The big break came from heat sensors on a plane overnight. That plane detected someone before bad weather forced the plane back for a time, but on the ground, they moved in trained dogs, helping to finish the job.
A motorcade taking him to a state police facility was actually a home alarm that went off overnight.
Initially, they Drew search teams to that area, and tonight the convicted murderer is now at a maximum security state prison, back to serving his life sentence for the brutal murder of his former
girlfriend in front of her small children. ABC’s Trevor Ault is leading us off again tonight from Chester County, Pennsylvania. Escape killer Danilo Cavalcante was finally captured in the woods by Pennsylvania officers in tactical gear, loading him into an armored van 30 miles north of the prison. He escaped nearly two weeks ago. Our nightmare is finally over, and the good guys won.
Authorities say officers cornered Cavalcante in South Coventry Township on a DEA plane with thermal imaging, detecting heat signals around 1 a.m., about an hour after a home
A burglary alarm was triggered nearby in North Carolina. Going into the woods, tactical units quickly converged on that area, a lightning storm, then forcing that DEA plane to leave using Coalition, they’re trying to push the easy thing to turn toward ships, and law enforcement, forming a tight perimeter until sunrise and shortly after 8 a.m.
M tactical teams converged on the area where the heat source was. They were able to move in very quietly. They had the element of surprise. Cabo Kante was lying prone in some underbrush, armed with that stolen loaded rifle, unaware they’d found him until he was surrounded.
That did not stop him from trying to escape. He began to crawl through thick underbrush, taking his rifle with him as he went. Customs and Border Patrol teams then released a canine, stopping the inmate from fleeing as officers followed behind Cabalcante, ever defiant, resisting until he was
forcefully captured subject is in custody confirmed subject is in custody yes yes Cabo Kante wearing that stolen Philadelphia Eagles shirt and work boots a trail of blood down his face as he’s taken away the EMS has kind of worked on him in the parking lot and they loaded him up that 22 caliber rifle stolen from a garage also recovered Officials say Cavalcante never made it out of Chester County, and he was desperate for help. You do believe people were intent on trying to help him, including his sister, but
They weren’t able to. We believe they were intent. We believe there were some efforts made. We’ll have to discuss whether we believe any of those rises to the level of criminal prosecution.
Cavoconte was serving a life sentence for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Deborah Brandow, her sister, today. We are deeply grateful for the support and hard work put in by law enforcement. These past two weeks have been extremely painful and terrifying. It’s quiet again. It’s serene. Everyone can just exhale.
Finally, tonight, this community, having endured 13 intense days with a murderer on the loose and finally breathing a sigh of relief, will be able to go back to feeling secure and safe and letting our kids play on the streets and ride their bikes and not be worried about them anymore.
David said last week it was too warm outside for thermal imaging to be effective, but today it was crucial in this capture, as was that dog from Customs and Border Protection, a four-year-old Belgian Malinois named Yoda, that took down Cavalcante and
Authorities say it’s likely that Swift’s takedown is the reason Cavocante never fired that stolen rifle. David Yoda, the dog, is getting his moment tonight, as well as Trevor Alt leading us off.
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