Accomplice breakdown? Panic attacks may have foiled the last leg of their meticulous jail break. Now, residents say, convicted killers Richard Matt and David Sweat have been wandering through backyards and fields on foot. A female accomplice was supposed to pick them up, investigators think. But Joyce Mitchell, a prison tailor, checked herself into a hospital for panic attacks right after the convicts saw the light of day, a source close to the investigation said. She may have changed her mind. Mitchell hasn’t been charged.
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Officer quits: When former police officer Eric Casebolt slammed a girl in a bathing suit to the ground, a cell phone recorded it. And after it spread online, some people alleged racism. Casebolt is white; the girl is African-American. Yesterday, he resigned from the McKinney, Texas, police department. The cell phone belonged to a white teenager, who said Casebolt skipped over him when he lit into his black friends, barking at them to all sit down. Before he grabbed the girl, the officer could be seen unholstering his gun.
Time to leave: Officials told journalists to get up and leave the room in the middle of a White House news briefing yesterday. Why? Somebody called in a bomb threat to police. The target? The press briefing room. And that was the second bomb threat of the day. Hours before, a bomb threat called in to police forced the evacuation of hearing about the TSA in a Senate office building.
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