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Ralph 'Bucky' Phillips captured 10 years ago today

Posted at 11:39 AM, Sep 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-08 11:39:11-04

Ralph 'Bucky' Phillips, the convicted killer who triggered the largest manhunt in New York State history, was captured 10 years ago today. 

Pennsylvania State Police took Phillips into custody in a wooded area just across the state line in Warren County, Pennsylvania, ending his five month run from the law.

Phillips escaped from the Erie County Correctional Facility in Alden on April 2nd, 2006 by using a can opener to cut through a metal roof. He later shot three New York State troopers - Sean Brown, Donald Baker, Jr. and Joseph Longobardo. Longobardo, 32, later died.

Phillips is now serving life in prison at Upstate Correctional Facility in Malone.