Aerial video shows tactical officers posing for a group photo after dragging fugitive murderer Danelo Cavalcante out of a Pennsylvania forest Wednesday morning.
About 30 law enforcement officers in tactical gear surrounded the handcuffed suspect, who was bleeding from the head following a K-9 bite.
They walked him to the center of a parking lot, lined up and said “cheese.”
CONVICTED KILLER DANELO CAVALCANTE CAPTURED IN PENNSYLVANIA NEARLY 2 WEEKS AFTER PRISON ESCAPE
Recovered Brazilian killer Danelo Cavalcante, who escaped from a Pennsylvania prison on August 31, is held on scene for a photo opportunity by task force agents who arrested him in the woods Wednesday morning. (FOX 29 Philadelphia)
The video, captured by FOX 29 Philadelphia, shows the 34-year-old killer surrounded by members of the U.S. Border Patrol’s BORTAC unit and the Pennsylvania State Police’s Special Emergency Response Team.
WATCH: Law enforcement poses for photo after capturing Danelo Cavalcante
Two K-9 officers involved in Cavalcante’s capture were also photographed.
“These men and women worked incredibly hard, under very trying circumstances,” PSP Lt. Col. George Bivens told reporters when asked about it at a press briefing Wednesday morning, just over a year ago. hour after Cavalcante’s arrest. “The fact that they took a photo of him in custody doesn’t bother me at all.”
Danelo Cavalcante was taken alive Wednesday morning without a single shot being fired, officials said. (Pennsylvania State Police)
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“They are proud of their work,” he added. “They kept the community safe. I thank them and good job.”
WATCH: Danelo Cavalcante’s Prison Escape
Cavalcante was recorded on prison surveillance video walking into a narrow alcove on August 31. Police say he reached the roof of the establishment, climbed through the barbed wire and fled.
While on the loose, he allegedly stole food and clothing from local residents and even stole a rifle from a house, where a resident allegedly tried to shoot him as he once fled from more.
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Danelo Cavalcante was taken alive Wednesday morning without a single shot being fired, officials said. (FOX 29 Philadelphia)
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The suspect spent days hiding in the same neighborhood.
Authorities continued to maintain a perimeter, preventing him from leaving the area and slowly closing in on him before a sighting last night, Bevins said at a news briefing.
WATCH: Danelo Cavalcante captured
Cavalcante was taken alive Wednesday morning without a single shot being fired, officials said. (WTXF)
Cavalcante will be transferred to a state correctional facility where he will serve a life sentence for the murder of his ex-girlfriend in 2021. He is also a suspect in a 2017 murder in Brazil.