06/26/2015 01:25 EDT | Updated 06/26/2016 05:59 EDT

Richard Matt, escaped N.Y. prisoner, shot dead: reports

Earlier Friday, police said the men may be armed and heading towards Canada.

Sweat was serving a sentence of life without parole in the killing of a sheriff's deputy in Broome County in 2002.

Matt was serving 25 years to life for the killing and dismembering of his former boss.

A prison guard and a prison tailor shop instructor have been accused of helping the inmates escape 

According to the Dannemora website, the Clinton Correctional Facility is the largest maximum security facility in New York state.