Transcript for Suspected Cop Killer Eric Frein Captured
Big news overnight has been a 48 day manhunt for suspected cop killer well it is over this morning Eric freed has been captured. Green gave him some up by up surrounded by US marshals ABC's Josh Haskell who spent many days in Pennsylvania covering the chase has the late. On the run for the past 48 days. Now exactly where Pennsylvania state police want him. In a jail sat. The reason this was so important is because Eric green was dedicated to killing. Law enforcement members a team of US marshals took Farina into custody Thursday near an abandoned airport in an open field. They say Freeman was taken by surprise. Unable to reach the hangar where he had a long guns and knives. I can't think of a more dangerous. Occupation than going into the woods acted this individual. Freed is accused of murdering trooper Brian Dixon and wounding trooper Alex Douglas back on September 12. Outside the police barracks he's being processed in this morning. After his arrest freeing was put in trooper Dixon's handcuffs and driven to the barracks in the trooper squad core. We we have been in contact the trooper Douglas and his family. And and as well also corporal Dixon's. In and relief and gratitude. Where the reaction. The 31 year old survivalist and military buff put pocono residents on edge the past seven weeks. There were numerous sightings which closed schools hundreds of officers searched the woods day and night is a good thing doubt it. He is caught in now could finally rest again. Eric freed will be arraigned on murder charges in a few hours and the district attorney says he plans to seek the death penalty kick out of your relief from folks there and it was even the issues they beefed up security at school I think schools about it some point I mean this is going to be relief for folks that. Definitely I spent some time up there and and they told us they were essentially held hostage. There were periods of time or they weren't allowed to leave their homes and obviously with school canceled. Five days that means that parents had to miss work. But now always is you may have heard Halloween is back up tons in the Poconos a field so that will make for some very happy families. Such an expensive manhunts so were they and so glad to hear that this is finally wrapped up to Haskell thank you very much so much.
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