Investigators said the suspect, Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, belonged to a military simulation unit in Pennsylvania and may be acting out the war games in real life.
Apparently this guy belonged to some type of re-enactment group.
The local newscast I just watched simply referred to “European wars” but didn’t give any further detail. I just watched a newer broadcast and the exact phrasing was “the group was focused on European history in the Cold War”. Not sure what that means though. They also said that he had a couple of minor run ins with the police. Also, friends/acquaintances said that he is a very experienced survivalist and will be hard to track down.
My local school district was closed today due to fear that the kids at bus stops could be in danger. I still have one child left in school so I’m glad they’re erring on the side of caution for now. I just wonder how long they’ll keep the schools closed if he’s not captured soon. Tough call since we usually lose a lot of school days to snow - this is up in the Pocono Mountains.
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