Sep 20, 2014 2:52 PM

Police taking precautions in ambush suspect search

The Associated Press

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) Authorities say they are taking "extreme precautionary measures" as they search a heavily wooded region of northeastern Pennsylvania for the suspect in last week's deadly ambush at a state police barracks.

State police spokeswoman Maria Finn says troopers are determined to find 31-year-old Eric Frein (freen) and bring him to justice.

Police are focusing their search on the neighborhood where Frein lived with his parents in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains. A shelter-in-place order was in effect Saturday for two townships near Canadensis, about 100 miles north of Philadelphia.

Police say Frein fatally shot one trooper and wounded a second with a high-powered rifle on Sept. 12. He has been described as a self-taught survivalist with a grudge against law enforcement.


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