STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Pennsylvania say a man provided bad information to police about the suspect accused of killing a state trooper.

Michael Abuiso was charged Friday in Monroe County with making false reports and related counts.

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According to the complaint, Abuiso allegedly lied to police by saying suspect Eric Frein asked him in August for a forged identity in order to enter Canada.

Frein has been on the run from authorities since a trooper was fatally ambushed Sept. 12 outside his Pocono Mountains barracks. Another officer was injured.

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Authorities say Abuiso offered the false information Sept. 18 to Barrett Township police, who then passed it along to state troopers.

A message left for the 48-year-old Canadensis resident wasn’t immediately returned. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer.

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