Accused Pa. cop-killer Eric Frein captured

A little more information.

USA Today – by Michael Winter, John Bacon and William M. Welch

Eric Frein, suspected of killing one Pennsylvania trooper and wounding another in a September ambush, was captured Thursday after 48 days on the run, the state police confirmed.

The 31-year-old Frein, who was one of the FBI’s 10-most-wanted fugitives, reportedly was armed when U.S. Marshals found him at a hanger at a small, abandoned airport in Tannersville. That’s about 35 miles from the scene of the Sept. 12 attack on the state police barracks in Blooming Grove.  

WPVI-TV, citing sources, said marshals on routine patrol found him inside the hangar at the old Birchwood-Pocono Airpark, which was built in the early 1960s for a local resort and closed in 1998. Sources told KYW-TV he was arrested while trying to enter the hangar.

Law enforcement sources told news organizations Frein surrendered peacefully.

“I can confirm that we have taken Eric Frein into custody. Further information will be released at a later time,” state police spokeswoman Connie Devens said in a statement to WPVI.

Frein had eluded capture in the rugged mountain woods since the Sept. 12 attack in the rural hamlet about 25 miles from the Canadensis home where he lived with his parents.

Firing from woods across from the barracks, the gunman used a high-powered rifle to kill Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wound Trooper Alex Douglass during shift change. The exact motive for the killing has not been announced, but Frein had voiced strong sentiments against government and law enforcement.

Authorities have said they do not believe the troopers were specifically targeted.

Frein has been charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder.

He was described as a survivalist and expert marksman who role-played as a Serbian soldier.

Over the last several weeks, trackers found items they believe Frein hid or abandoned in the woods – including soiled diapers, empty packs of Serbian cigarettes, an AK-47-style assault rifle and ammunition and two pipe bombs that were functional and capable of causing significant damage.

They also discovered a journal, allegedly kept by Frein and found in a bag of trash at a hastily abandoned campsite, that offered a chilling account of the ambush and his subsequent escape into the woods. The journal’s author described Dickson as falling “still and quiet” after being shot twice.

Amid the manhunt by about 1,000 state, federal and local officers, schools were closed, road blocks disrupted traffic and delayed movement and residents often were ordered to shelter in place after reported sightings of the fugitive.

Police spotted a man they believed to be Frein at several points during the manhunt, but it was always from a distance, with the rugged terrain allowing him to keep them at bay. Police said he appeared to be treating the manhunt as a game.

Frein expressed anti-law enforcement views online and to people who knew him. His criminal record appears limited to a decade-old misdemeanor case involving items stolen from a World War II re-enactors event in upstate New York, for which he spent 109 days in jail.

29 thoughts on “Accused Pa. cop-killer Eric Frein captured

    1. So… how far does the fraud go?

      “… including soiled diapers, empty packs of Serbian cigarettes,…”


        1. Probably so tired of looking like the Keystone Kops that they finally had to break down and ‘arrest’ an MK Ultra look-alike.

          Not so sure the ‘original’ is ‘kosher’ either (real).

  1. “Sources told KYW-TV he was arrested while trying to enter the hangar.”

    ARRESTED??? This is THE most dangerous man in the entire country.

    Why wasn’t he shot to pieces like numerous UNARMED Americans???

    1. 😉 🙂

      Agents of the law
      Luckless pedestrian
      I know you’re out there
      With rage in your eyes and your megaphones
      Saying all is forgiven
      Mad Dog surrender
      How can I answer
      A man of my mind can do anything
      I’m a bookkeeper’s son
      I don’t want to shoot no one
      Well I crossed my old man back in Oregon
      Don’t take me alive
      Got a case of dynamite
      I could hold out here all night
      Yes I crossed my old man back in Oregon
      Don’t take me alive

      Can you hear the evil crowd
      The lies and the laughter
      I hear my inside
      The mechanized hum of another world
      Where no sun is shining
      No red light flashing
      Here in this darkness
      I know what I’ve done
      I know all at once who I am

  2. Squad car photo shows him clean shaven….looks it anyways. After how long living outside in the cold running from pigs?

  3. Also bear in mind why marshals got him and not SP. Safety first. Staties would have offend him as most of them are not aware of the “exercise”. Wouldn’t want any casualties from a hoax. Makes it difficult to find new actors

  4. Has anyone got the video or pictures of this? If we never see this guy or the media has no interviews of him, than I would say its fake.

    1. I never watch t.v., EXCEPT when I’m eating someplace that has one on. Tonight was one of those nights. I saw him in the backseat of a cop car, from the side, with the door open. They showed a close-up (side view) of his face, and there was blood trickling down over the bridge of his nose.

      Couldn’t see where it was coming from, though.

      1. So if he has blood on his nose, then how did he “surrender peacefully”? Looks like the cops decided to abuse their authority again by beating the shit out of him and then saying, “Oh yea, he surrender peacefully”. Sick bunch of psychos.

  5. I say this is a hoax.

    Consider this: If a real revolution is ever to happen, the police (with all their military equipment) must be brought over to the people’s side. This drama – and the widespread coverage of police brutality – may be part of a divide-and-conquer strategy.

    United we stand, divided we fall.


    1. yeah, and what’s with the orange jumpsuit…visible in other news outlets’ photos. He is depicted led away in cuffs by officers. He is in the jumpsuit but still has a bleeding/injured nose – they made him change clothes but didn’t treat the wound?

      no seatbelt – good catch.

      and the most damning detail of all – he’s in the woods for weeks but is nicely clean shaven.

      Altogether, this spells psyop. All the little details, too, like them cuffing him with the cuffs of the officer he supposedly killed.

      He will be paraded around, given the death sentence, and supposedly injected with poison on camera, like Timothy McVeigh. But I’d bet that McVeigh was part of the plan, and never actually was killed. Or maybe he was. Both men look like military guys who played their parts, but didn’t know that they’d possibly be killed as part of their role or how far the role would go.

      And another thing, doesn’t the gov’t have thermal imaging cameras that could have found this dude within days?

      Wait ’til ‘’ gets hold of this story. Dr. K will rip it apart, like you guys are doing.


      1. “and the most damning detail of all – he’s in the woods for weeks but is nicely clean shaven”

        —>>> no, the most damning evidence is: why is a “survivalist” “surviving” in an abandoned airport hangar?

        That’s a REAL good place to keep him for a while AFTER they’ve caught him and bring him out on a Friday, Halloween, before an election.

  6. Surrendered peacefully? Tell that to his broken nose in the pic? Doesn’t look too peaceful to me. Doesn’t look like he is handcuffed either. Why isn’t he dead? He killed a cop. That doesn’t make any sense.

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