Suspect in deadly Pa. ambush still eludes police

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the Pennsylvania State Police, Eric Frein is shown. Authorities say the target of a massive manhunt may be playing a game with law enforcement as he hides in the woods of northeast Pennsylvania. Police say they’ve caught glimpses of 31-year-old Eric Frein (freen) as recently as Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania State Police)

PRICE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police have struck out again after following up on a possible sighting of the suspect in last month’s deadly ambush of police barracks in the Pocono Mountains.

The (Scranton) Times-Tribune reports hundreds of troopers searched a northeastern Pennsylvania tree nursery for hours Sunday, but didn’t find Eric Frein.

The 31-year-old has eluded police for weeks, despite the intense manhunt in 5 square-miles of dense woods.

Cpl. Bryon Dickson was killed and Trooper Alex Douglass was seriously wounded in the Sept. 12 ambush.

Since the search began, police have found two pipe bombs at a campsite used by Frein and have found 90 rounds from a rifle of the type used in the ambush. They’ve also found tuna fish, ramen noodles and other food and clothing.


Information from: The Times-Tribune,


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