Finally, cop killer Eric Matthew Frein captured and in police custody in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania State Police are confirming that cop killer Eric Matthew Frein has been captured and is in police custody after he was found hiding in an airport hanger at the Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport in Tobyhanna, PA. The police called him out and he surrendered without incident. Eric Matthew Frein is suspected in the September 12 ambush shooting that killed 38 year old Cpl. Bryon Dickson and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside the barracks during a late night shift change outside the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Blooming Grove. The FBI had named Frein one of its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives.
“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 a federal law enforcement source, Frein was caught hiding in a building at the Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania. He was arrested by U.S. marshals, the source said.
Suspected cop killer Eric Frein has been captured by Pennsylvania State Police after a 48-day manhunt, law enforcement sources with direct knowledge of the arrest told NBC News on Thursday.
Frein, 31, was captured in an airport hangar at Pocono Mountain Airport in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, a senior law enforcement told NBC News. He is accused of killing State Police Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounding Trooper Alex Douglass in an ambush on the Blooming Grove barracks on Sept. 12. Police found a diary entry, his AK-47, two homemade pipe bombs and several campsites, they but hadn’t been able to capture him until Thursday.