The Pennsylvania State Police have captured Michael Burham amid a national manhunt for the escaped homicide suspect, Your Content is learning.
Michael Burham, 34, was captured Saturday without incident in a wooded area near Warren County.
“A friend of ours dog ran out behind his pond, when he went to get the dog, Burham stood up,” Warren County resident Tracy Allen said. “He asked him what he was doing and [Burham] said ‘camping.'”
Allen says the friend then proceeded back to the home and called 911. Authorities were there in ‘minutes.’
As Your Content readers know, Burham escaped from the Warren County Prison at approximately 11:20 p.m. on July 6.
Since July 8, PSP has spearheaded the investigation, discovering bags wrapped in a dark tarp and partially hidden under a log, believed to be Burham’s. The bags reportedly held clothing, food, and survival supplies, found in the Warren County area’s woods.
In a brazen act of escape, Burham made use of exercise equipment and bedsheets to climb out from a window of the Warren County Jail. At the time of his escape, he was held on a $1 million bond following his capture in South Carolina in May.
Police warned those in the area that Burham is extremely dangerous and urged residents to take caution and make sure to lock all doors and be aware of their surroundings when out and about.
The Warren County Jail, which housed 87 inmates with a maximum capacity of 140 on the night of Burham’s escape, is considering security improvements and an ongoing review of its policies. Planned measures include reinforcing the prison yard’s roof and removing the exercise equipment that facilitated Burham’s escape.