Fugitive in deadly Pennsylvania cop ambush in custody

Pa. police: Suspect Eric Frein captured
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  • Eric Matthew Frein is suspected in the September 12 ambush of two officers
  • One of the officers died; the other was wounded
  • He eluded capture for nearly seven weeks, despite a massive manhunt in Pennsylvania

(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.
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 manhunt involved as many as 1,000 officers at times, some from other states. It cost several million dollars.
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