Pennsylvania authorities have captured Michael Burham, the inmate with survivalist skills who escaped from prison after more than a week on the run. Burham was apprehended in a wooded area near Warren, authorities announced Saturday.
Burham broke out of Warren County Prison in northwestern Pennsylvania shortly before midnight on July 6 using tied-up bedsheets and elevating himself on exercise equipment. He was being held on arson and burglary charges and was a suspect in a homicide investigation, officials said.
Corrections officer watching surveillance video sounded the alarm as Burham escaped in seconds. During the weeklong search for the inmate, police found stockpiles of supplies, including clothing, food and other items in a wooded area near the city of Warren that they said they believed were used by Burham.
Authorities are now “preparing an isolation cell at Warren County Jail” for Burham, local station WCBD NEWS 2 reported, citing a Warren County official. The official said they do not intend to keep him past Sunday.
It is unclear where Burham will be transferred after that, but he will not be housed in the prison where he escaped, officials said.
Watch the report below from WCBD NEWS 2: