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Search of Amherst home for escaped killers turns up empty

State troopers and Amherst police raided a home on the 300 block of Grover Cleveland Highway Thursday night, acting on a tip that two escaped killers might be there.

Police came up empty.

The residence is the home of a half brother of Richard Matt, originally from the City of Tonawanda,

The search for Matt and David Sweat is nearly two weeks old after their escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora.

Meanwhile, the U.S Marshal’s Office has placed Matt and Sweat on its list of 15 Most Wanted fugitives.

“The Most Wanted fugitive list is reserved for the worst of the worst,” said U.S. Marshals Service Director Stacia Hylton.

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