Just wanted to give an update to this case,since we were all sort of left hanging on Friday after reports of shots fired. They apparently thought they had him cornered then, but no such luck.
Via NY Post:
Pennsylvania police locked down a neighborhood and fanned out with heavy rifles to corner a cop-hating sharpshooter accused of killing a state trooper in the Poconos, sources said.
Cops shut down roads and told residents to stay in their homes as the manhunt for Eric Matthew Frein, 31, intensified in Barrett Township on Saturday.
“They would not let us turn around to go a quarter-mile back to our house . . . I’m hoping that sooner or later [Frein] just says, ‘I give up. You win,’ ” said Canadensis resident Richard Barry, who couldn’t get to work due to the roadblock.
Frein, a self-styled survivalist, is charged with gunning down Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounding Trooper Alex Douglass during a shift change at a Pennsylvania State Police barracks Sept. 12.
FBI agents wearing tactical gear rushed to the scene on Saturday morning after dozens of police in bulletproof vests surrounded the home of Frein’s parents, where he was believed to be hiding.
Two shots were fired at around 6:40 p.m. on Friday, a Monroe County 911 dispatcher said, but no injuries were reported, and no further details released.
About 20 people who couldn’t get back to their houses found refuge at nearby firehouse and were allowed to return to their homes on Saturday morning.“Due to the violent nature of his crimes, extreme precautionary measures are being taken,” she said.