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Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV

2 years 1 month 1 week ago September 17, 2014 Sep 17, 2014 Wednesday, September 17 2014 September 17, 2014 6:00 AM in News
By: Associated Press

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. - Authorities are searching for a heavily armed survivalist suspected in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania.

State police have identified the suspect as 31-year-old Eric Frein of Canadensis. They are warning the public he is dangerous, saying he's talked about committing mass murder.

State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said Frein has a long-standing vendetta against law enforcement.

Frein was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder, homicide of a law enforcement officer and other offenses in the shooting death of 38-year-old Cpl. Bryon Dickson. A second trooper, Alex Douglass, was critically wounded in Friday night's attack at the Blooming Grove barracks.

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