Police say suspect in barracks ambush a survivalist who expressed desire to commit mass murder
Reminder: this is a suspect, and unconfirmed breaking news - with a manhunt still underway the 48 hour rule is in effect.
BREAKING: Police say suspect in barracks ambush a survivalist who expressed desire to commit mass murder.
Pennsylvania State Police have identified a suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a rural barracks, a man in his 30s who recently lived about 20 miles from the scene of the ambush, a law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday.
The suspect lived with his parents in Canadensis until a few months ago, said the official, who was not authorized to release the information and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Investigators found his Jeep in a swampy area near the Blooming Grove barracks, where an assailant opened fire with a rifle Friday night, the official said.
The gunman killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside the barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania, then slipped away.
UPDATE: Eric Matthew Frein, 31, has been named as the suspect in the fatal shooting at a Pennsylvania State Police Barracks. He is not in custody, police say, and is considered armed and “extremely dangerous.”