Schools closed in Pa. ambush suspect search area

FBI agents prepare to patrol the woods on Lower Swiftwater Road on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, during a massive manhunt for killer Eric Frein in Swiftwater, Pa. (AP Photo / The Scranton Times-Tribune, Butch Comegys)

SWIFTWATER, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania school district is closed after at least two reported sightings of the suspect in a deadly state police ambush.

Officials in the Pocono Mountain School District announced the decision to cancel classes shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday.

In the latest possible sighting, a local law enforcement official reported spotting suspect Eric Frein near the Swiftwater Post Office on Monday, leading to an intensive police search. The post office is less than a half-mile from a high school, junior high and elementary school campus.

The sighting was three days after a woman said she saw Frein near Pocono Mountain East High School.

Frein is charged with killing one trooper and wounding a second outside the Blooming Grove barracks on Sept. 12.

 

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