‘We just had a hunch’: US marshals on nabbing Eric Frein

    U.S. marshals who captured a survivalist wanted in the ambush slaying of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper say they took him by surprise.

    The marshals described how they caught Eric Frein, who’s charged with killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and critically wounding another trooper in the Sept. 12 attack.

    The marshals service was one of several state and federal law enforcement agencies that took part in the intensive manhunt for Frein, and wound up nabbing him on the 48th day of the search.

    Frein had an initial court appearance Friday and remained jailed without bail on first-degree murder and other charges.

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    He didn’t have a lawyer and wasn’t asked to enter a plea. A preliminary hearing was set for Nov. 12.

    The district attorney plans to seek the death penalty.

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