The latest on NY prison escape: Search focus shifted back to northern area near prison

New York State Police say a search for two prison escapees near the Pennsylvania border has concluded as the manhunt focuses on an area west of the prison in northern New York.

About 300 officers searched a rural area of Allegany County in western New York, where two men who resembled David Sweat and Richard Matt were spotted Saturday near a railroad line.

State police say Monday morning the search in that area has been halted without finding any evidence the escapees were there.

Authorities say the primary focus of the search is still the area around Dannemora, where the two convicted murderers used power tools to escape from Clinton Correctional Facility on June 6.

Police are searching an area of the northern Adirondacks that is home to many seasonal hunting camps.