Richard Matt, left, and David Sweat were discovered missing on Saturday, June 6, at the 5:30 a.m. "standing count" of inmates at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, shown during a tour of the prison, said of the escapees: "These are dangerous people. They are nothing to be trifled with."
The hole the inmates cut into a cell wall to escape. The men had side-by-side cells and apparently had obtained power tools to cut through the steel wall, authorities said.
Looking from the catwalk, this is the hole the inmates cut into the wall. The pair followed the catwalk toward a series of tunnels.
Gov. Cuomo studies the maze of pipes the prisoners navigated during their escape.
Cuomo climbs a ladder as he examines the prisoners' escape route.
Cuomo examines the escape route of the prisoners. "It was elaborate; it was sophisticated," he said.
The inmates used power tools to drill through steel pipes as they made their escape.