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Suspected Pennsylvania cop-killer Eric Frein captured after 7-week manhunt … – New York Daily Newsby wpjljron.Suspected Pennsylvania cop-killer Eric Frein captured after 7-week manhunt … – New York Daily News6ABC/WPVI Eric Frein sits in the backseat of a police cruiser with what appears to be a bloody nose. Enlarge Courtesy WBRE/WYOU Eyewitness News The 31-year-old had been wanted since the deadly Sept. 12 shooting outside a police barracks in Blooming Grove. Enlarge Eric Frein, the man who led Pennsylvania police on […]
Eric Frein sits in the backseat of a police cruiser with what appears to be a bloody nose. 6ABC/WPVI


Eric Frein sits in the backseat of a police cruiser with what appears to be a bloody nose.

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The 31-year-old had been wanted since the deadly Sept. 12 shooting outside a police barracks in Blooming Grove. Courtesy WBRE/WYOU Eyewitness News


The 31-year-old had been wanted since the deadly Sept. 12 shooting outside a police barracks in Blooming Grove.

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Eric Frein, the man who led Pennsylvania police on a seven-week manhunt after allegedly shooting two troopers, one fatally, is seen after his arrest Thursday.



A 48-day manhunt ended Thursday with Pennsylvania survivalist Eric Frein shackled with the handcuffs of the state trooper cops say he killed.


Frein, 31, was run to ground near an abandoned airport hanger.


He surrendered without a fight when he realized he was surrounded, officials said.


Prosecutors said they’ll seek the death penalty.

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Eric Frein, who has been wanted in a fatal ambush outside a rural Pennsylvania State Police barracks on Sept. 12, was captured Thursday afternoon, police said.

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The 31-year-old had been described as an anti-law enforcement survivalist.

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The 31-year-old, described by police as an anti-law enforcement survivalist who participated in war reenactments, had been on the run since Sept. 12.



He’s charged with first-degree murder and various other offenses, including two counts of possession of weapons of mass destruction after police discovered pipe bombs he had hidden in the woods.


Cops say Frein opened fire outside the Blooming Grove barracks on Sept. 12, killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and seriously wounding Trooper Alex Douglass.


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Frein was captured in an abandoned airport hangar in Tannersville, Penn. It's located approximately 20 miles south of where the shooting occurred.Google/NYDN Frein was captured in an abandoned airport hangar in Tannersville, Penn. It’s located approximately 20 miles south of where the shooting occurred.


Frein, clean-shaven with a bloody nose, was placed in Dickson’s car for his return to civilization.


His capture was a relief to nervous residents of the rural woodsy area that provided him cover for weeks.


Douglass, seriously wounded in the pelvis, was given a hero’s reception when released from Geisinger Community Medical Center to a rehabilitation center on Oct. 16.

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The shooter, who made the FBI’s 10 most wanted list on Sept. 18, left behind personal belongings including a partially submerged SUV, an identity card and matching shell casings which linked Frein to the crime, police said.


For seven weeks, Frein had remained largely out of sight while leaving traces of his whereabouts through the Poconos including two pipe bombs, empty packs of Serbian cigarettes, an AK-47-style assault rifle and ammunition, police said.


They also reported finding soiled diapers and a journal believed to have been kept by Frein that disturbingly recounted the tragic shooting.

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Corporal Bryon Dickson was killed in the Sept. 12 ambush that injured a fellow trooper.

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Trooper Alex Douglass was critically injured in the September attack. 

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Corporal Bryon Dickson, left, was killed in the Sept. 12 ambush that critically injured fellow trooper, Alex Douglass.



Writing of Dickson in that notebook, the author chillingly described the father-of-two as falling “still and quiet” after being shot twice.


Authorities said Frein was spotted several times from a distance during their exhausting hunt but each time he managed to evade capture.


He appeared to be treating the manhunt as a game, they said.

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A witness spotted 31-year-old Eric Frein last week near a post office, making the second signing in less than a week, police said.
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The Pocono Mountain School District closed its campuses on Oct. 21 while police hunted for the alleged cop killer.
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The search for Frein spanned seven weeks.
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Back at the Canadensis home where Frein lived with his parents, authorities found a U.S. Army manual called “Sniper Training and Employment” in his bedroom along with additional matching shell casing.


He had belonged to a military re-enactor’s group, playing the part of a Serbian soldier, and for many years held anti-law enforcement views that he expressed both online and to people who knew him.


His father, a retired Army major, told authorities that his son is an excellent marksman who “doesn’t miss,” according to a police affidavit.

Tom Corbett speaks about the capture of Eric Frein.CNN Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett speaks at a press conference Thursday regarding the arrest of Eric Frein.


With Frein on the loose, the surrounding areas remained largely on lockdown with festivities including Trick or Treating in Barrett Township being cancelled out of caution by the town’s supervisors.


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