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Sep 26, 2014 10:58 AM

Ambush suspect manhunt focused on abandoned hotel

The Associated Press

MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) Authorities pursuing a survivalist accused of the fatal ambush at a state police barracks in Pennsylvania are looking for him in an abandoned hotel in the Pocono Mountains.

A state police spokesman says trackers were sent Friday morning to the Buck Hill Inn, close to the main search area in Barrett Township.

Trooper Tom Kelly says 31-year-old Eric Frein (freen) was known to visit the hotel when it was open. The 400-room hotel, built more than a century ago, has been closed since 1991.

Kelly says Frein hasn't been spotted there and police are simply clearing it.

Frein is accused of opening fire two weeks ago outside the Blooming Grove barracks, killing one trooper and injuring a second. He's eluded a massive manhunt.

Police plan to give an update on the search later Friday.


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