The escaped convicted murdered dubbed ‘Spider-Man’ was finally captured after a 14-day manhunt in Pennsylvania. He escaped from Chester County Prison about two weeks ago and has been able to avoid police and authorities until today. The escaped prisoner, Danelo Cavalcante, was found and captured in the woods of South Coventry Township today.
Video of Danelo Cavalcante being captured was on video, seen below. Tactical teams used a combination of methods to track him down which included an “element of surprise,” K9 dogs, and modern tactical technology to track the escapee as he traversed the wooded area in hopes to evade authorities.
Groups of law enforcement draped in camouflage pushed towards his location as they used tips in hopes to locate him. A helicopter with night vision picked up a body moving through the woods and a K9 dog eventually bit Cavalcante, holding him in a location until police made their way to his location. CBS reported that Cavalcante was armed with a .22 caliber rifle that was allegedly stolen from someone’s garage earlier this week.
Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens spoke about how they tracked Danelo Cavalcante and he further discussed the use of K9 dogs and the “element of surprise” that helped capture Danelo Cavalcante, who escaped from Chester County Prison by placing his hands on one side of a wall, feet on the other, and shimmying his way up and over the wall to his temporary freedom.
Bivens said a home alarm went off around 12 am that was in the vicinity of Pottstown Pike and Prizer Road, according to a report on CBS News out of Philadelphia. The report further stated that police used that location as a prime search point, checking the perimeter of where the alarm sounded. Police searched the home where the alarm went off, but Cavalcante was nowhere to be found. That’s when other tactical teams sprung into action with extra help from a DEA plane that flew around the area searching for heat signals. That’s when the plane located a heat signal, to the west of Route 100 in a wooded area, and that’s what helped pinpoint Cavalcante’s location. There’s been several trending videos coming out about the suspect. There have also been funny videos posted showing him in the Eagles hoodie, which it’s obvious the sports fans aren’t all about, but they do like sharing a meme or joke at any time.
Once they found a heat signal moving around in the woods, that did not resemble an animal of any sort. The aircraft had to leave because of storms, but the authorities could still swarm the area and release the K9 do. The dog would eventually find, bite, and hold Cavalcante in one location until he was surrounded and captured by police. CBS further stated the next move of the tactical teams in a news report, saying:
Tactical teams began to converge on the location where the heat source was moving, but then the aircraft had to leave the area and land due to overnight storms. Tactical teams then held the area during the storms to ensure there was no issue with an escape.
Cavalcante was found wearing an Eagles hoodie, but it’s unclear where the shirt came from or if he’s a fan. Eagles fans throughout Philly and South Jersey made a lot of “Go Birds” jokes on social media. The manhunt for the convicted killer and escaped prison dubbed ‘Spider-Man’ finally ends with an arrest and Cavalcante taken into custody. Police surrounded him for a photo op as well.
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