Travelers asked to avoid Pa. ambush suspect hunt area

    The area of northeastern Pennsylvania where a manhunt for the suspect in a trooper ambush is underway remains cordoned off with a heavy police presence after shots were reported earlier in the evening.

    A Monroe County 911 dispatcher says shots were fired around 6:40 p.m. Friday. She had no further information.

    State police advised residents in Price and Barrett townships to stay inside and said others should avoid the area.

    Police are searching for the Eric Frein (freen), the self-taught survivalist accused in last week’s deadly ambush at a state police barracks.

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    As many as 200 officers at a time are trying to flush 31-year-old Frein out of the dense, boggy woodlands where he’s believed to be keeping out of sight. Frein lived in Monroe County with his parents.

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