Pennsylvania State Police continues in its persuit of Daniel Cavalcante, who escaped from prison on August 31, and warned citizens that the fugitive is now armed. Cavalcante entered a house on Monday night and stole a rifle, while the owner claims that he shot at him up to seven times. However, it does not appear that any of the shots hit him, since no traces of blood were found at the scene.
PSP is pursuing Danelo Cavalcante in the area of Ridge Rd/Coventryville Rd/Daisy Point Rd in South Coventry Twp., Chester Co. He is armed. Residents in the area are asked to lock all doors and windows, secure vehicles, and remain indoors. Do not approach. Call 911 if seen.
— PA State Police (@PAStatePolice) September 12, 2023
Hundreds of police and SWAT comb the areas where Cavalcante was seen
According to Action News, police issued a tip that the fugitive had been spotted by a helicopter in the area of Ridge Road, Coventryville Road and Point Road. Hundreds of police — including SWAT agents in armored trucks — flooded the neighborhood after the warning.
The agents located some shoes that could belong to him and shortly after shots were reported in a nearby area. ABC 6 journalists were able to speak with the owner of a property who said he had just opened fire on an individual who matched the description of the fugitive.
We have confirmed a Homeowner on Coventryville Rd. Shot at someone who matches Cavalcante’s description and the subject fled. Police don’t know if he was hit. But he now has a 22 rifle. Everyone in the area should shelter in place. https://t.co/NlsnOD32B2
— Annie McCormick (@6abcAnnie) September 12, 2023
According to police, Cavalcante would have managed to get hold of a 22-caliber rifle, they have asked citizens to immediately call 911 or the police hotline at 717-562-2987 if they see him or know anything about his whereabouts. They have also recommended that the residents of the areas where he is being sought, to close all doors and windows, secure their vehicles and remain in their homes.
New image to make it difficult to be identified
Last Sunday the State Police shared a photos of the new image that Cavalcante has adopted to make it more difficult to identify him, completely shaving his beard.
Updated photos of Cavalcante, reference the below post ⬇️ Dial 911 if seen or call the tip line at 717-562-2987 pic.twitter.com/HqVNGYV7Bf
— PA State Police (@PAStatePolice) September 10, 2023