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Captured: manhunt ends for trooper ambush suspect

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Eric Frein surrendered meekly to a team of U.S. marshals who stumbled across him near an abandoned airplane hangar. Eric Frein surrendered meekly to a team of U.S. marshals who stumbled across him near an abandoned airplane hangar.
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa - For 48 tense days, hundreds of law enforcement officials fanned out across the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania in a grueling manhunt for the 31-year-old survivalist charged with killing a state police trooper and wounding another.

In the end, Eric Frein (freen) surrendered meekly to a team of U.S. marshals who stumbled across him near an abandoned airplane hangar.

Frein is accused of opening fire outside the Blooming Grove barracks on Sept. 12, killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and injuring Trooper Alex Douglass.

After capturing him, authorities placed Frein in Dickson's handcuffs and put him in the slain trooper's squad car. Residents say they're relieved he's been caught.

Frein faces an initial court appearance at 9 a.m. Friday.

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