Pa. State Police: Accused Trooper Killer Eric Frein Taken Into Custody

Eric Matthew Frein. (credit: Pennsylvania State Police)CBS Philly

CANADENSIS, Pa. (CBS) — Pennsylvania State Police say they have apprehended a man they say ambushed and killed one Pennsylvania state trooper and left another wounded.

Eric Frein, 31, was taken into police custody Thursday.

Sources tell CBS 3 Eyewitness News U.S. Marshals arrested Frein as he tried to enter a building in the Poconos. Sources say he was taken into custody without any resistance.  

Authorities say Frein used a high-powered rifle to kill Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wound Trooper Alex Douglass outside the state police barracks in Blooming Grove on September 12th.

Frein’s capture followed a lengthy intense manhunt to track him down.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett says Frein’s grudge was only with those who wear a badge.

“There were unarmed civilians right in the exact same location during the course of the shooting [at the Blooming Grove barracks], and he chose not to shoot at them,” Corbett said during a September 22nd news conference.

Frein was placed on the FBI’s most wanted list after the deadly ambush.

4 thoughts on “Pa. State Police: Accused Trooper Killer Eric Frein Taken Into Custody

  1. Hmm, this story doesn’t make sense so far. Too many questions. What building was he in? And why at this point? This story is too vague. More information is needed to make sense at this point.

  2. “Eric Frein, 31, was taken into police custody Thursday.”

    Since when do they take ‘mad dog killers’ into custody?

    I’m thinkin’ this is one of those ‘banana in the tailpipe’ deals.

    1. What would be great, is to find another Eric Frein look-alike, and make a Youtube video with him holding a current ‘USA Today’ newspaper. He would be smiling and state: “I am still alive and well, and living in the wilderness — law enforcement arrested the wrong guy”.

      What do you think the reaction of Law Enforcement, et al, would be if this video surfaced and spread like wildfire all over the Internet? Would they (hypocritically) scream that this video is a fake?

      After all, isn’t this the way the DHS/CDC/FBI/CIA direct the MSM to stage/report a false flag of their making? 🙂

  3. Wait? What?!!! They just happened to arrest this guy all of a sudden? I guess the movie was getting old and losing its audience, so they decided to just end it. Are they actually going to show a video or picture of the guy or are they going to just show the same picture they have been using since this thing started? Kinda reminds me of the Bin Laden hoax.

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