Fugitive in deadly Pennsylvania cop ambush in custody

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Eric Matthew Frein is wanted in connection with the shooting of two Pennsylvania State troopers at the Blooming Grove station on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

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(CNN) — After nearly seven weeks on the run, suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein is in custody, Pennsylvania State Police spokeswoman Connie Devens said Thursday.

“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,” she said in an email to reporters.

According to a federal law enforcement source, Frein was caught hiding in a building at the Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania. He was arrested by U.S. marshals, the source said.

Frein was taken into custody without incident, according to a second source. The fugitive was armed, and at least one weapon was recovered, a third source said.

Frein, 31, is suspected in the September 12 ambush shooting that left Cpl. Bryon Dickson dead and Trooper Alex T. Douglass wounded outside the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Blooming Grove.

The FBI had named him one of its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives.

Police have not spoken about a possible motive for the crime, other than that Frein has talked and written about hating law enforcement. Authorities have said a review of a computer hard drive used by Frein shows that he had planned the attack for years.

The manhunt involved as many as 1,000 officers at times, some from other states. The search for the self-styled survivalist cost several million dollars.

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