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Death Penalty Sought For Trooper Ambush Suspect

Undated photos of survivalist Eric Frein.

his combination of undated images provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation after the capturing of Eric Matthew Frein, on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, show Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Pa. Authorities said Thursday that they have captured Frein, who had been eluding police, but is charged with killing one Pennsylvania State Trooper and seriously wounding another. (AP Photo/FBI)

Prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty for a survivalist accused of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper in an ambush.  

Survivalist Eric Frein was captured Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a lengthy manhunt that rattled the nerves of area residents. The takedown of Frein ended seven weeks of tension and turmoil, as authorities at times closed schools, canceled outdoor events and blockaded roads to pursue him.  

Frein is accused of opening fire outside the Blooming Grove barracks on Sept. 12, killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and seriously wounding another trooper.  

Police said they linked him to the ambush after his SUV was found in a nearby swamp. They called him armed and extremely dangerous.  
 
 

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