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Hunting season has been shut down in a swath of northeastern Pennsylvania where police are trying to capture accused cop-killer Eric Frein, who has been on the run for nearly three weeks. The move comes a day after authorities revealed they had found pipe bombs in the dense woods along the border of Monroe and Pike counties, where the FBI's most-wanted fugitive is thought to be hiding out. Game Commissioner James Delaney said the closures in Price, Barrett, Paradise, Blooming Grove, Porter, Lehman and Greene townships were ordered because safety "must take precedence here."
Frein, 31, is accused of murdering one state trooper and critically wounding a second during a Sept. 12 rifle attack on the barracks in Blooming Grove. Police have said they believe he planned the ambush for up to two years but have not revealed a possible motive. Search teams have discovered supplies they believe Frein left behind, including soiled diapers, and they have gotten as close as 75 yards to him.
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