Danelo Cavalcante, the escaped Pennsylvania prisoner is in custody and is alive.
The reported capture came just one day after reports surfaced about Calvacante on the loose armed with a stolen rifle. Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens announced the concerning update on the story in a press conference less than 24 hours before the capture.
Calvacante escaped from Chester County Prison in West Chester, PA on August 31. The entire population of Chester County and the greater Philadelphia area has followed the story of Calvacante with intense scrutiny over the past two weeks.
The maneuvers of the escaped prisoner include a remarkable and unlikely escape from prison, which spurred some questions about the legitimacy of Chester County Prison’s security system. He also reportedly stole a van in Phoenixville on Sunday, September 10.
Video footage of the escape from Chester County Prison surfaced. It showed Calvacante climbing maneuvering in an unexpected way between two walls, which helped him into a more escapable area.
He has been spotted on camera multiple times on the loose in Chester County. The local and state police have consistently issued warnings that have included the latest updates on Calvacante’s expected whereabouts, safety procedures to follow (such as securing homes and vehicles), and instructions to call a tip line with any information relevant to the search.
More details about the case haven’t been released yet. However, the Pennsylvania State Police will hold a press conference at Po-Mar-Lin Fire Company, which is located at 36 Firehouse Drive in Kennett Square, PA.
The situation pushed some members of the population in Chester County, PA to a level of panic and fear over the past two weeks. However, they should be able to rest easy for the time being knowing that the police have finally accomplished the goal of their extended search.