Pennsylvania ambush suspect captured near Henryville

Pennsylvania ambush suspect captured near Henryville

Pennsylvania State Police has informed that the suspect in killing of Corporal Bryon Dickson, 38, and injuring Trooper Alex Douglass, 31, has been arrested. Eric Matthew Frein, 31, has been on the run for the past seven weeks.

The State police informed that Frein has been taken into custody. The official report said that Frein was armed when he was arrested by the U.S. marshals on Thursday, according to a report published by the Associated Press. He was taken into custody without incident when he was walking across an airstrip towards an abandoned hangar.

Pennsylvania State Police spokeswoman Connie Devens said, “I can confirm that we have taken Eric Frein into custody. Further information will be released at a later time. No further information will be released or confirmed at this time.”

Police has released limited information about the suspect. The police also found an empty pack of Serbian cigarettes, two fully functional pipe bombs and soiled adult diapers.

Eric Frein has been charged with opening fire outside the Blooming Grove barracks on September 12. A partly submerged SUV was found in a swamp few miles from the Blooming Grove barracks, three days after the incident.

Inside the SUV, the investigation team found two empty rifle cases, camouflage face paint, Eric Frein’s driving license and military gear.

Frein’s parents have declined to comment on the arrest. His 18-year old sister told NBC News that her brother is not a psycho but she acknowledged that he did something terribly wrong.