Pa. Trooper Shooting Suspect Added to FBI Most Wanted List as Police Close In

Police remain on a manhunt for Eric Frein, suspected of killing Byron Dickson.


[Update, 10 a.m. Saturday] The Morning Call reports that the search intensified last night and shots were reported in the area where police are conducting their search.

Shots reportedly were fired Friday night within a mile of the home of Eric Frein, and police reportedly had a house surrounded and were closing in. Northern Monroe County residents were ordered to get indoors and stay away from their windows.

[Original, 9:40 a.m. Friday] The FBI has added Eric Frein to its 10 most wanted list. Frein is accused of killing Pennsylvania state trooper Byron Dickson and wounding trooper Alex Douglass in a random attack.

A reward of up to $100,000 is being offered by the FBI in the case. If you have any information, the agency asks you contact your local FBI office or the Pennsylvania State Police at (866) 326-7256.

Meanwhile, The Morning Call reports the manhunt for Frein has intensified. “We have been out en masse not only here in Monroe County but also in Pike County,” a state trooper told reporters.

Schools in Poconos are closed for the third straight day as police hunt for Frein. Michael Frein told police his son Eric is an excellent shooter who “never misses.”

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