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Frein Looks Very Different After 2 Months Behind Bars

Ambush video shown at survivalist's hearing

(Newser) - Eric Frein appeared in court yesterday, and the suspected cop-killer looked very different than he did immediately after his 48 days hiding out in the Pennsylvania wilderness. The survivalist was clean-shaven and wore glasses as he arrived at a hearing where a judge ruled there was enough evidence to try... More »

Manhunt for Fugitive Frein Cost $11M

Accused cop killer has yet to enter a plea

(Newser) - State police spent about $11 million on the manhunt for a survivalist charged in the ambush slaying of a trooper outside his barracks, according to a cost breakdown released today. Thousands of law enforcement officers from the Pennsylvania State Police and numerous other state and federal agencies took part in... More »

Frein's 'Mom and Dad' Letter Spurs Terrorism Charges

Charges include terrorism to influence the policy and conduct of government

(Newser) - Alleged cop killer Eric Frein faces two additional charges, this time of terrorism, and he has a letter he allegedly wrote to his parents to thank them. NBC News shares the relevant lines from the letter, which was reportedly found on his hard drive: "What I have done has... More »

Frein Used Unsecured WiFi While Evading Police

He searched for 'how to escape a manhunt'

(Newser) - Eric Frein was a hunted fugitive in the woods of northeast Pennsylvania for nearly two months—but that didn't keep him off the Internet. Police say Frein has told them he used unprotected WiFi hot spots to get online, the AP reports. A laptop computer and two thumb... More »

Crowd Taunts Captured Fugitive Frein

He is arraigned in Pennsylvania on murder charges

(Newser) - As officers led newly captured fugitive Eric Frein from a courthouse in Pennsylvania today, the New York Times reports that they stopped for a moment as if to give the 150 or so bystanders a good look. Shouts of "Rot in hell," "You're not a real... More »

Frein Placed in Dead Officer's Handcuffs

DA says he will seek death penalty

(Newser) - After a 48-day manhunt in the woods of northeast Pennsylvania, Eric Frein ended up being taken away in handcuffs used by the state trooper he's accused of shooting dead in an ambush last month . The fugitive, who was captured near an abandoned airport hangar yesterday, was put in the... More »

Frein Capture Saves Halloween For Local Kids

Trick-or-treating is back on, township says

(Newser) - With the capture of Eric Frein , US marshals haven't just taken a dangerous suspected cop-killer out of action, they've saved Halloween for hundreds of children. Authorities in Barrett Township in rural Pennsylvania, which canceled Halloween festivities when Frein was believed to be holed up in the area, say... More »

Fugitive Eric Frein Caught in Pennsylvania

Suspected cop-killer captured at small airport

(Newser) - The manhunt for Eric Frein is over: Authorities in Pennsylvania have captured the suspected cop-killer at a small regional airport in the Pocono Mountains, reports NBC News . Frein surrendered without any shots fired, an FBI official tells the Philadelphia Inquirer . The 31-year-old Frein had been on the run after allegedly... More »

Cops Keep Stopping 'Most Wanted' Lookalike

Pennsylvania's James Tully walks to work through heart of Eric Frein search area

(Newser) - Talk about an unfortunate case of mistaken identity: Pennsylvania's James Tully says police seem to think he resembles accused cop killer Eric Frein, and it's causing quite the headache. Tully tells ABC News he's been stopped by inquiring officers more times than he can count while walking... More »

Town Cancels Halloween Amid Hunt for Fugitive

Eric Frein still on the loose in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - With accused cop killer Eric Frein still on the loose and presumably holed up in the nearby woods, a town in rural Pennsylvania has taken the unusual step of canceling Halloween festivities this year, reports ABC News . That means no trick-or-treating and no annual parade for Barrett Township. It's... More »

Survivalist's 'Chilling' Diary Found at Campsite

Eric Frein is 'pure evil,' police say

(Newser) - Eric Frein has been a fugitive in the mountains of Pennsylvania for almost a month—and police say a journal has left them in no doubt that the man they're trying to hunt down is "pure evil." The journal found at an abandoned campsite appears to recount... More »

Cops Find Tuna, Ramen Left by Fugitive Survivalist

Troopers say they're closing in on Eric Frein

(Newser) - Accused cop killer Eric Frein continues to elude authorities in the mountains of Pennsylvania, but police think his task just got a lot harder: He left behind a stash of tuna, ramen noodles, clothes, and ammo at a campsite, reports NBC News . “I would surmise we pushed him out... More »

Cops Find 2 Pipe Bombs in Hunt for Survivalist

Authorities say Eric Frein is making 'significant mistakes' in woods of Pennsylvania

(Newser) - Authorities on the trail of suspected trooper-killer Eric Frein have found diapers , cigarettes, and now two pieces of evidence with more sinister overtones: two fully functional pipe bombs, reports the Scranton Times-Tribune . Pennsylvania police, however, say Frein never got a chance to deploy the bombs because they were "hastily... More »

Search for Fugitive Survivalist Leads to 'Haunted' Hotel

Eric Frein was deeply into Vietnam War re-enactments

(Newser) - As authorities continue to search for a survivalist suspected in the shooting of two Pennsylvania state troopers, the trail—which has included diapers and cigarettes —has taken them to an abandoned hotel. Locals call the place, which hasn't been used this century, haunted, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. A... More »

Fugitive Survivalist Taunts Cops, Leaves Diaper Trail

Cops believe manhunt is a 'game' to Eric Frein

(Newser) - Police combing a heavily wooded area of Pennsylvania for the survivalist suspected of shooting two state troopers are starting to suspect he is playing some kind of twisted game with them. Almost 1,000 officers are combing the area for Eric Frein, and there have been repeated sightings of a... More »

Cops: Ambush on Troopers Was Planned for Months

Suspect Eric Frein continues to elude FBI and police during massive manhunt

(Newser) - The man suspected of shooting two Pennsylvania State troopers 10 days ago may have been planning both the shooting and his escape for months if not years, police say, perhaps explaining why he's been able to elude captivity for so long . Even the clues uncovered yesterday in the huge... More »

Survivalist Sought in Trooper's Murder

Eric Frein accused in ambush of two Pennsylvania troopers

(Newser) - Police in Pennsylvania are hunting for a 31-year-old survivalist and expert marksman accused of killing one state trooper and wounding another . The suspect is Eric Frein, who lives with his parents in Canadensis, about 20 miles from where the troopers were shot outside their barracks in Blooming Grove, reports USA ... More »

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