Penn. police shooting suspect cornered in Pocono Mountains home: Report
Authorities cornered the 31-year-old man suspected of shooting two police officers earlier this week after a brief exchange of gunfire, CNN reported Friday night.
A man believed to be Eric Matthew Frein was surrounded in a home in Canadensis, Pennsylvania, in the Pocono Mountains. The home is believed to be located near Frien’s parents residence.
Frein is suspected of killing 38-year-old Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Byron Dickson and injuring 31-year-old Trooper Alex Douglass in a Sept. 12 attack outside state police barracks in Blooming Grove, between 30 and 40 miles away. He faces first-degree murder charges.
The Allentown Morning Call reported that shots were reported around 7:15 p.m. local time on Friday. Residents in Barrett and Price Townships were warned to stay inside.
Authorities said earlier this week that Frein was a survivalist who was part of a “Eastern European Cold War re-enactment group.” The suspect reportedly cut his hair into a mohawk before allegedly attacking the troopers.
“He has very strong feelings about law enforcement and seems to be very angry with a lot of things that go on in our society,” State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan was quoted as saying on Wednesday.
Watch CNN’s report, as aired on Friday, below.