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Police surround home where Pa. trooper shooting suspect Eric Matthew Frein is believed holed up

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A manhunt is underway in Pennsylvania to find 31-year-old Eric Matthew Frein -- the man police say is responsible for the ambush shooting on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, outside of police barracks in Blooming Grove, PA that resulted in the death of one state trooper and another injured another. Police say Frein is "armed and extremely dangerous" and has "survivalist" skills, and has previously made statements about wanting to kill law enforcement officials and commit mass murders.

CANADENSIS, Pa. (CNN) — Police in Pennsylvania appeared to be closing in Friday night on the suspect in the slaying of a state trooper.

Police have surrounded a home where they believe Eric Matthew Frein is believed to be hiding, a local government official told CNN. The home, which was broken into, is not far from Frein’s family home in Canadensis, Pennsylvania, in the Poconos Mountains. Police exchanged gunfire in the area with an individual believed to be Frein, the official said.

State police asked residents in the Price and Barrett townships of Monroe County to stay inside their homes due to the police activity. The public was asked to stay away from windows and not to travel to the area.

Frein, 31, is being sought in the death of Cpl. Byron Dickson in a September 12 ambush outside the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Blooming Grove. He’s also suspected of wounding another officer.

The FBI has placed Frein on its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list and is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

 

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