Pennsylvania State Police
Police Commissioner On Eric Frein: ‘We Believe He’s The Type That Is Looking To Do More Crimes Like This’
Investigators fear the man suspected of killing one trooper and wounding a second is looking to strike again, the head of the Pennsylvania State Police said Tuesday.
Hundreds of police lined the street outside Christ the King Church, on Chesterfield Road, to pay their respects to Trooper Kedra.
State police say two troopers injured in a fall from a tree stand while searching for the fugitive suspected of ambushing a northeastern Pennsylvania barracks were treated and released after they were flown to a hospital.
Trooper Connie Devens says a Medivac helicopter has been requested for two troopers following an accident Wednesday night. She says the injuries are non-life threatening.
Trooper David Kedra, 26, had been assigned to the Skippack Barracks, in Montgomery County, in January of last year.
“The Pocono Mountains is 2,400 square miles,” a spokeswoman points out, “so this region of northeast Pennsylvania is roughly the size of Delaware.” The search area is about ten square miles.
Northbound I-95 has reopened after a truck fire had forced all of the lanes in that direction to close at Woodhaven Road in Northeast Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania State Police have lifted their shelter in place order as they continue to search for Eric Frien — the suspect wanted for killing a state trooper and injuring another during an ambush last week.
Authorities hunkered down early Saturday in the neighborhood where a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper lived with his parents, raising hopes they had him cornered a week after the ambush outside a rural police barracks.
For a second night, authorities on Friday closed roads near a home where a suspect in the ambush killing of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper recently lived with his parents, and this time gunfire was reported in the area.
A Pennsylvania State Trooper was involved in an accident on I-95 southbound in Delaware County.
The killer had a grudge against the Pennsylvania State Police. He regularly visited a local shooting range to keep his skills sharp. He made several trips to a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania, picking just the right hiding spot from which he could launch an ambush and make his escape.
It has been three days since a shooter ambushed two state troopers during a shift change.
It happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday along the eastbound lanes of the Schuylkill Expressway near Montgomery Drive.
Two troopers were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania during a late-night shift change, leaving one dead and another injured, and authorities were searching Saturday for the suspect or suspects, state police said.