Frein Capture Saves Halloween For Local Kids

Trick-or-treating is back on, township says
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2014 12:04 AM CDT
This ID photo released by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Eric Matthew Frein, 31.   (AP Photo/PennDOT via Pensylvania State Police, File)
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(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 Halloween is now reinstated and kids are free to go trick-or-treating, reports NBC. "It's been a long 48 days," the township's chairman told the AP after the survivalist's capture, announcing that trick-or-treating was back on. "We as a town think the kids have gone through enough." (Read more Eric Frein stories.)

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