ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB/WTEN) – Escaped inmate David Sweat is listed in serious condition at Albany Medical Center. He was listed in critical condition, but doctors determined overnight he did not need immediate surgery.
He’s expected to stay at the hospital for a few days.
Sweat is in a secure area of the hospital, where all members of the staff are trained to handle these types of emergency situations.
He was transported to Albany because the hospital has a contract with the Department of Corrections.
The hospital held a press conference late Sunday and said Sweat will likely be at the hospital for a few days.
Doctors say, that he is a “high profile patient,” but they are treating him the same as every patient that needs their help.
Dennis McKenna, Medical Director at Albany Medical Center said, “When you deviate from how you would care from those patients, you’re setting yourself up to do things you’re not used to doing. The difference in this case is the coordination of the non-medical pieces, the security, of course, being paramount, to be sure that we have the situation controlled and that we’re able to provide the care in a way that’s safe for not only our staff, but for everyone around us.”
They can’t say if there are bullets in him, only that he is in critical condition.
Richard Matt’s body brought to Albany
The body of escaped convict Richard Matt will be studied in the Capital Region.
Matt’s body was transported to Albany Medical Center on Saturday where an autopsy was performed. An official briefing ABC News said Matt appeared to be acting intoxicated at the time he was shot.
The convicted murderer was also reportedly in bad health before the encounter with a border patrol SWAT team.
The autopsy determined Matt’s caused of death to be severe skull fractures and brain injuries due to gunshot wounds to the head.
An examination of the body revealed bug bites on the lower extremities, blisters and minor abrasions consistent with living in the woods for three weeks.
A preliminary investigation revealed a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Tactical Unit member discharged several rounds from a semi-automatic weapon striking Matt in the head three times, according to the New York State Police.
Toxicology results are pending.