TANNERSVILLE, Pa. - On this day two years ago, the 48-day man-hunt came to a close when Pennsylvania State Police confirmed that Eric Frein was taken into custody that evening.
On the night of September 12th 2014, two state troopers were shot at outside the Trooper barracks of the PSP in the township of Blooming Grove, Pa.
Reports stated that a sniper opened fire, killing Corporal Bryon K. Dickson II, a 38-year-old Pennsylvania State Police Trooper; and critically injuring Trooper Alex Douglass.
Upon investigation, a suspect was named by authorities three days after the incident took place..
On September 16th 2014, a criminal complaint against Frein was docketed in the U.S. District Court in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and the court issued an arrest warrant the very next day.
On October 30th 2014, Frein was found in an airplane hangar at the former Birchwood Resort near Tannersville, Pennsylvania, which is only about 50 minutes away from Hazleton.
At the time of his arrest, he was not armed, however a .308-caliber rifle and a pistol were recovered.
He was arrested without incident and was restrained using the handcuffs of the murdered officer.
The day after his capture, he was charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder in the shooting that killed Dickson and wounded Douglass.
Although Frein did not resist arrest, he suffered a cut to the bridge of his nose, as well as a scrape over his left eye and bruises to his cheeks and eyes.
On January 29th 2015, Frein pleaded not guilty to twelve charges, including terrorism and first degree murder.
Two years later, prosecutors are currently seeking the death penalty.