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Search for Suspect in Pa. Trooper Ambush Focuses on Dense Woods

September 19, 2014  | 

Cpl. Dickson's suspected killer is on the FBI's most wanted list.
Cpl. Dickson's suspected killer is on the FBI's most wanted list.

Pennsylvania State Police paused to pay tribute to their fallen comrade, then got back to work hunting for the man suspected as his killer — a self-taught survivalist they are trying to flush out of dense, swampy northeastern Pennsylvania woodland, reports the Associated Press.

Police say they are eliminating possible hiding places for the suspect, 31-year-old Eric Frein, including hunting cabins, campsites, and other occasional residences in the Pocono Mountains. An intense late-night search Thursday concentrated on the area around Frein's parents' home, with roads blocked and residents kept from their homes temporarily.

Frein is charged with killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and wounding Trooper Alex Douglass in a late-night ambush outside the Blooming Grove barracks a week ago. As many as 200 law enforcement officers at a time have been casting a wide net around the crime scene, exploring rugged terrain so impenetrable in spots that police choppers can't see through the forest canopy.

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Nightstalker @ 9/20/2014 8:35 PM

This guy thinks he is rambo!! Its to bad people like him thinks he is a tough guy but all he is is a punk ass and a red diaper doper baby.

TheRookie @ 9/20/2014 10:19 PM

Nightstalker, Completely agree with you. This shat bag is a coward. I wish they could turn about 2 dozen mean azz Blood Hounds loose to hunt this puke down. But the dogs are more important than he is. They'll find him & when they do I hope they don't waste the Pennsylvania tax payers money. KA-BOOM is what he needs. About 125 of them.

TERRY F. ZECH VAPD (RET) @ 9/21/2014 6:30 AM

When they do find him he I am sure won't surrender peacefully. He really needs to come out of those woods in a body bag. He murdered a trooper for no reason he has no reason to live he will die in a hail of gunfire.

Ima Leprechaun @ 9/21/2014 11:19 PM

They found his AK-47 and Ammunition in the woods near his home where he had hidden them. Thankfully that is one less weapon to worry about. Considering all the resources being utilized they will find him soon one way or the other. Had this occurred in the southern US his capture would be a body recovery.

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