Authorities say a rifle-carrying man with a mud-covered face spotted in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains is believed to be the suspect in last month’s deadly ambush at a state police barracks.
State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens says the man was spotted Friday night near Pocono Mountain East High School by a woman out for a walk. Investigators say the man was about 15 to 20 feet from the woman.
Police believe the man was Eric Frein, who has eluded capture for more than a month despite an intense manhunt in the heavily wooded area around his parents’ home in Canadensis.
Frein is charged in the Sept. 12 shooting that killed one trooper and wounded another. He is described by police as a survivalist with a grudge against law enforcement.