Blooming Grove Barracks Where Eric Frein Allegedly Shot Cops to Reopen

The Pennsylvania State Police station where two troopers were shot will reopen exactly two months after the ambush. The Blooming Grove barracks were closed to the public after the Sept. 12 sniper attack, though some officers returned to work there last month. Shooting suspect Eric Frein was booked there when he was arrested, ending a 48-day manhunt that closed schools, curtailed hunting and nearly canceled Halloween in the Poconos area.

Frein, 31, is charged with murdering Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounding Trooper Alex Douglass. Prosecutors have said they plan to seek the death penalty. While the self-styled survivalist and military buff allegedly left behind a letter recounting how he picked off the two officers with rifle fire and then fled into the woods, no motive for the attack has been given. Frein did speak to police after his arrest but authorities have only revealed one detail from the interview — that he used WiFi hotspots to search the Internet while he was on the run.

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— Tracy Connor