By Ian Bush
CANADENSIS, Pa. (CBS) – KYW Newsradio is taking a look back at the stories that made headlines in 2014. A deadly attack on Pennsylvania State Troopers in the Poconos led to a seven-week manhunt for a gunman that left a rural community on edge.READ MORE: Shooting In Southwest Philadelphia Leaves 4 Men Injured, Police Say
During a late-night shift change at the Blooming Grove barracks, a gunman put two troopers in his sights.
Corporal Bryan Dickson was killed while Trooper Alex Douglass was critically wounded.
“You are a coward. We will find you,” said Lt. Col. George Bivens.
One of the largest manhunts in Pennsylvania history slowly putting together the pieces
“He has made statements about wanting to kill law enforcement officers.,” police commissioner Frank Noonan said.READ MORE: Temple University Student Samuel Sean Collington Killed In Off-Campus Shooting In North Philadelphia
“We are convinced that Eric Frein has been planning this attack at least for a couple of years,” Bivens said.
Dickson, laid to rest as Frien is put on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List
“We now have made the world where he can hide a very, very small place,” sai special agent Edward Hanko.
But neither the search — nor the suspect — makes it far.
“I keep looking out my back window and we’re scared,” sais this neighbor.
Neighbors were told to keep doors locked. Schools were closed for days. Then, on Halloween Eve…Frein was captured.
He suurendered after 48 days without a fight in an abandoned airline hangar in Monroe County, not far from his family home.MORE NEWS: 'The Whole World Is Going To See It': Art From Nebinger Elementary Students To Be Featured On National Christmas Tree
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.