FBI Most-Wanted Suspect Eric Frein Captured Alive
Eric Frein, 31, has been on the run evading capture for nearly seven weeks and at times, 1,000 officers were involved in the manhunt.
Frein is in custody, Pennsylvania State Police spokeswoman Connie Devens said on Thursday.
[su_center_ad]”I can confirm that we have taken Eric Frein into custody. Further information will be released at a later time. No further information will be released or confirmed at this time,” she said in an email to reporters, according to CNN.
Frein, a survivalist, is suspected in the September 12th ambush shooting that left Cpl. Bryon Dickson dead and Trooper Alex T. Douglass wounded outside the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Blooming Grove.
Frein’s hard drive on his computer showed that he had planned the attack for years.
He has been described as having anti-government views and survivalist skills.
ABC reports that police believed Frein, from nearby Canadensis, escaped to the woods. They found two pipe bombs, an AK-47, ammunition and various food and supplies they believe belong to the suspect.
On Tuesday, police investigated a possible sighting of Frein made by a resident in Barrett Township, Trooper Connie Devens said, a spokesperson for the Pennsylvania State Police.
— Monica Madeja (@MonicaReports) October 30, 2014
Trooper shooting suspect Eric Frein is expected to be taken to the Blooming Grove State police barracks. pic.twitter.com/KW5jYrGdxh
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