Ex-killer Danelo Cavalcante, who escaped from Chester County Prison on August 31, has finally been apprehended by authorities following a stressful two-week search that garnered national attention. His capture was anything from routine as he had eluded authorities by breaking into suburban homes in search of food and hiding out in Pennsylvania’s deep woods.

It was a clear morning just after 8 a.m. when the successful arrest took place without any problems. Thanks to the help of K9 units, whose sharp noses found Cavalcante under wood and leaves, it was made feasible. And to make matters more dangerous, he was discovered to be in possession of a stolen rifle, according to Lt. Col. George Bivens of the Pennsylvania State Police.

When Cavalcante attempted to crawl through dense underbrush while holding his weapon, it was clear that he was desperate. Luckily, a K9 officer was able to bring him down, foiling his attempt at a runaway.

Drama arose after the arrest when blood was observed streaming from Cavalcante’s face due to a little K9 bite wound sustained during the capture. After being led by a SWAT team to a waiting van, the fugitive was brought to an Avondale police station where he was questioned.

Cavalcante was wearing a gray Philadelphia Eagles sweatshirt when he was arrested; nevertheless, the authorities eventually took it off, probably as a precaution to check for hidden weapons. Before arresting him, the authorities also snapped images of his tattoos to verify his identity.

There have been rumors that Cavalcante broke into homes while he was on the run, but it is still unclear how he got the sweater.

The neighborhood was placed on high alert following a massive search and rescue operation, which culminated in the capture. A reverse 911 call informed the locals of his arrest, emphasizing the seriousness of the issue.

After his spectacular escape from Chester County Prison, where he had scaled razor wire, jumped from a roof, and climbed walls, Cavalcante had managed to avoid capture by law police. Prison security cameras caught his escape, demonstrating the audacity of his acts.

After the fugitive broke inside the East Nantmeal Township home, a homeowner reported firing seven shots at someone who fit Cavalcante’s description, which escalated the situation even further. After allegedly stealing a.22 rifle, the intruder—who suited the profile of the fugitive—left the scene. Following the confirmed sighting, detectives found what they thought to be Cavalcante’s shoes at the scene.

Hundreds of police officers, including SWAT officers, launched a large manhunt in the area, while state police helicopters hovered above the French Creek Elementary School, which was close to the scene of the break-in. The state police were given permission to use deadly force on Cavalcante because the situation had gotten out of control.

The Pennsylvania State Police issued a reverse 911 call to homeowners in many townships, instructing them to lock their doors and windows and stay inside during the experience, but the community stayed vigilant throughout.

The manhunt’s dramatic finish put an end to the fugitive’s two-week spree. Cavalcante was not one to give up easy, having been given a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the April 2021 murder of his ex-partner, Deborah Brandao. His frantic attempt to get out of the prison and his repeated run-aways with the law proved he was determined to stay out there.

The community can exhale with relief as the legal proceedings progress, realizing that this dangerous felon is once again behind bars and unable to harm society. Danelo Cavalcante’s capture serves as a reminder of the commitment and never-ending work done by law enforcement to apprehend fugitives and protect public safety.