The killer who escaped the Pennsylvania prison previously has been seen carrying a weapon on Monday night. Danelo Cavalcante has been out for about two weeks now and has raised tension among the police and local residents as well.
Immediate actions were taken by police to ensure everyone’s safety. Local schools have been closed on Tuesday and locality has been put on high alert. The search operation has been going on for 13th day now and yet the killer is out of custody.
Alerts have been posted in Ridge, Daisy Point Road and Coventry Ville that read – “Residents in the area are asked to lock all external doors and windows, secure vehicles, and remain indoors. The killer is possibly armed with a weapon.”
The Chester County officials supplied an emergency alert text and e-mail to the citizens to make them attentive of the roaming murderer seen near South Coventry township, Chester County on Monday.
One of residents alerted police about theft of a gun near French creek Elementary School, Route 100 where rounds were fired around 10:10 Pm and described the man’s features that resembled Cavalcante. The reported weapon is a .22 Rifle.
Police started emergency search operation on Tuesday morning around Route 100 and 23’s intersection point, at North Coventry Township. While an official appealed, “There is a strong police presence and roads are closed. Please avoid this area and stay safe.”
While a Morning post by officials read, “Do not approach, Call 911 if seen.” The residents were appealed to not take any actions by themselves and stay away as much possible.
For Tuesday, all classes at the Owen J. Roberts School District were cancelled and Will Stout (Superintendent) shared with the parents – “As a result of increased police activity in our community related to the pursuit of an escaped inmate from Chester County Prison, and after consultation with state and local law enforcement, we have made the decision to close all schools and offices in our district today. We know that this situation is stressful and upsetting for our entire community. We thank you once again for your patience, support and understanding throughout the past several days.”
While as per the reporting of Lt. Col. George Bivens, Cavalcante has stolen a 2020 model Ford Transit from police boundaries, was spotted in a residential surveillance camera on Saturday night.
After escaping the prison, Cavalcante reportedly tried contacting his ex-co-worker in Phoenixville, in north-east of Longwood gardens area but failed.
The killer is a Brazilian ex-agriculture worker, is a suspect wanted for a murdering a 20-year-old man back in 2017 and was recently sentenced to lifetime imprisonment in hearing of the murder case of his ex-girlfriend, Deborah Brandao in 2021.